About this Priority Action Area

Brigade members across the country have been working to create pathways to record clearance for years, building momentum for this work via the #clean-slate Slack channel, and weekly clean slate calls. In 2019, Code for America Brigade members launched the Record Clearance Research Team with the goal of conducting research on fines and fees associated with record clearance, and 2019’s NDoCH focus was on the record clearance process. We partnered with Code for America’s Criminal Justice team on these efforts.

We want to continue to make an impact in this space, whether it is in the area of fines and fees or helping local government identify records that are eligible for clearance. Connect with the work of Brigades on Creating Pathways to Record Clearance on Discourse.


Across the country, Brigades have launched projects to help people get through the process of records clearance. Some of these projects include YourSTLCourts out of St Louis, MO, Access2Justice from Portland, OR, expunge-vt from Burlington, VT, and Heart out of Hack for LA.

Stay tuned for more about these projects and to access project canvasses!

Get Involved

Do you want to get involved in a project in this Priority Action Area? Join our Slack community to pitch in.