The Topeka Bar Association will host a Clean Slate Day project on September 15, 2022. The Clean Slate Day project is a pro bono service project designed to offer individuals the opportunity to have certain qualifying adult criminal arrests, convictions and diversions expunged through a simplified process. This may assist in removing barriers which prevented employment and housing opportunities. Only adult arrests, convictions, and diversions occurring in Shawnee County qualify for this project. Federal and municipal court cases cannot be addressed at this project.
The event to submit Expungement Petitions to the Court will be held on Thursday September 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the Agriculture Hall building located at the Stormont Vail Events Center. Entry is at 17th and S.W. Exoduster Dr.
Individuals are encouraged to obtain and fill out the necessary forms prior to arriving. The forms can be downloaded from the Shawnee County District Attorney’s web site at http://www.snco.us/da/expungements.asp. Volunteers will be available to provide those seeking an expungement limited assistance in completing the expungement application forms.
Individuals seeking an expungement may use the Shawnee County District Court's website to search for their cases within Shawnee County.
The Clean Slate project is possible through the combined efforts of members of the Topeka Bar Association, Third Judicial District Court, office of Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay, Third Judicial District Public Defender Office, Kansas Legal Services, Washburn Law School, and Butler and Associates.