City of Inkster to Host Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair
June 23, 2022
An Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Inkster from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being hosted by Inkster Mayor Patrick Wimberly, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and the Inkster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, located at 2025 Middlebelt. The Expungement Clinic will provide the opportunity for individuals seeking to clear eligible criminal convictions from their records in accordance with the state's Clean Slate Law which took effect in April 2021. Nessel's office released a statement late last year which said in part, "My department has seen a significant increase in the number of applications submitted for expungement under the law. I believe our role in reviewing and processing expungement applications is so important because clearing a criminal record can make a real, meaningful difference in the life of an individual.
Inkster Mayor Wimberly agrees with Nessel and worked to bring the expungement event to Inkster. "Our community members deserve a second chance," he commented. "By setting aside low-level convictions from their past, we are able to help residents have better access to jobs, housing and overall quality of life."
Attendees will also be able to take part in the Community Resource Fair which will offer free programs and services which will include blood pressure screening, dental screening, diabetes and cholesterol checks, and organizations which assist with utility, rent, and tax issues. Additionally, resources and counseling will be available for those impacted by the June 2021 flooding in Michigan.
Free food, food trucks, and other family activities will be available as well. Wimberly said resource fairs like this are not only beneficial to those seeking to have their conviction expunged, but also benefit the community as a whole. He added that a mistake made early in life should not deter anyone from becoming a contributing member of society.
To find out more about the event see the Inkster Police Department's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/inksterpolice