Contra Costa Reentry Project

The Contra Costa Reentry Project (CORE) will assist the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender with its Clean Slate practice, which works to help remove the barriers that a prior conviction can present to employment, housing, public benefits, and family reunification. Students will assist attorneys and advocates with expungement, Proposition 47 relief, and Proposition 64 record clearance. (Prop 47, which passed in November 2014, reclassifies certain felony offenses as misdemeanors, and Prop 64, which passed in November 2016, permits people convicted of designated marijuana offenses to obtain reduced convictions or sentences.) Students will have the opportunity to:


  • Research Prop 47 applicants’ eligibility for reclassification
  • Draft expungement applications
  • Assist with Prop 64 record clearance
  • Communicate with clients regarding required documentation
  • Help coordinate provision of legal services at community outreach events and Clean Slate workshops
  • Attend Homeless Court and other attorney court appearances

Time Commitment: Approximately 3-4 hours, once a week, at the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender in Martinez

For more information, please contact the student leaders at:


How To Apply


We are grateful to our supporters:

Julie Hess
Loren S. Lewallen
David B. Oppenheimer
Select Equity Group, Inc.