Michigan Reentry Law Wiki

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Welcome to the Michigan Reentry Law Wiki, a collaborative effort by people involved in reentry in Michigan to provide relevant, current information on legal issues facing people with criminal records based on the manual: Providing Civil Legal Assistance to People with Criminal Convictions in Michigan produced by Legal Aid of West Michigan and hosted by the Michigan Poverty Law Program.

Resource Library

Overviews of Reentry and Collateral Consequences
Manuals & Overviews - Collateral Consequences in Michigan - Collateral Consequences in Other States - Legal Outlines & Training Materials - Policy Materials

Obtaining Records
Criminal Records - Court Records

Cleaning Up Criminal Records
Correcting Inaccurate Criminal Records - Deferrals and Dismissals for Specified Offenses - Getting Damages for Inaccurate Records - Expungement - Juvenile Records - Pardons - Removing Arrest Information That Did Not Result in Conviction

Education, Schools & Financial Aid
Financial Aid - School Suspensions & Expulsions

Employment & Licensing
Legal Overviews - Materials for Employers - Policy Reports & Recommendations - Occupational Licensing - Disparate Impact Claims Under Title VII - Sex Offender Restrictions - Parole and Probation Restrictions

Restrictions for Specific Jobs: Accounting - Banking - Childcare - Education - Firefighters - Gaming - Government Employment and Government Contracting - Health Professionals - Insurance - Labor and Employee Benefits - Long-Term Care - Military Service - Security Guard and Private Security - Transportation

Family Issues
Children & Families of the Incarcerated - Child Support - Custody & Parenting Time - Parental Rights Termination - Parole & Probation Restrictions on Family Contact - Ability to be an Adoptive or Foster Parent

General Information and Legal Outlines - Subsidized Housing - Housing for People with Sex Offenses

Identification and Drivers Licenses


Property, Fines, Restitution & Other Monetary Penalties
Forfeiture of Property - Reimbursement for Incarceration Expenses - Restitution & Fees

Public Benefits, Welfare & Medical Assistance
Applications & Forms - Overview of Public Benefits Lost Due to Criminal Record - Disability & Social Security After Incarceration - Losing Benefits Due to Warrants - Selective Service Registration - Medicaid, Medicare Health Care - Health Care While Incarcerated

Sex Offenders
Sex Offender Registration - Housing for People with Sex Offenses - Sex Offender Restrictions on Employment


Youth and Juveniles

Specific Resources For:
Civil Legal Aid Attorneys
Criminal Defense Attorneys
Prisoners and Returning Prisoners


This site has been developed with the generous support of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and the Soros Justice Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute. Funding for this project does not constitute an endorsement of any content or opinion expressed in it by any of these funders.