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Assistance with Convictions & Expungements Division

The Assistance with Convictions & Expungements Division is a combination of four sections:

  1. Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) - The mission of the CIU is to investigate claims of innocence to determine whether there is clear and convincing new evidence that a convicted person was not the person who committed the offense for which he or she was convicted.
  2. Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act (WICA) - In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed Act 343 of 2016, creating a dedicated fund to compensate individuals where a criminal conviction has been overturned. The WICA section is a litigation section charged with evaluating those claims in a civil trial court (Court of Claims). If a trial occurs, it is a bench trial.
  3. Expungement Unit - This unit is responsible for assisting in the setting aside of eligible criminal convictions.
  4. Job Court - This initiative is intended to bring together law enforcement, courts, and private employers to divert eligible defendants out of the criminal justice system and into employment situations.

Contact the Assistance with Convictions & Expungements Division