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Department of State, community partners bring driver’s license restoration clinic to Monroe 

Successful public-private partnership helps Michiganders regain driving privileges 

MONROE, Mich. –  Today, the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) joined partners for the first Road to Restoration clinic to serve Monroe County. The free clinics help Michiganders understand the necessary steps to regain their driver's license.  
“We are lifting barriers to provide direct support for thousands of Michiganders and making government work for all,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “Our commitment to this effort grows as we travel to communities like Monroe and see firsthand the positive impact these services have, not only on individuals, but on the community as a whole.” 
The Road to Restoration clinics, staffed by MDOS, the Department of Attorney General, and volunteer attorneys, help residents determine how they can restore their license and when possible, provide the services they need to do so on site. The clinics are made possible by numerous partner organizations including DTE Energy, Miller Canfield, Detroit Justice Center, Michigan Works!, Michigan Association of United Ways, and Michigan 2-1-1 as well as location partners who provide the space for the clinics. Monroe County Community College hosted today’s clinic. 
“Monroe County Community College’s (MCCC) mission is to enrich the lives of our community, and one of the ways we do this is through key partnerships like this one to enhance educational services and opportunities,” said Joe Verkennes, director of marketing and communications at MCCC. “By co-sponsoring and hosting the Road to Restoration clinic in our community of Monroe County, we are helping to break down barriers so individuals can restore their driver’s’ licenses and safely return to the road.”  
In 2023, more than 3,000 Michigan residents were served at 17 clinics across the state. At each clinic, residents meet one-on-one with expert MDOS staff and volunteer attorneys to learn how to get their driving privileges restored and complete as many steps possible on site. While residents may be required to pay past fines, the expertise is provided free of charge. About 100 people visited today's clinic. 
Additional clinics in 2024 are scheduled for Muskegon, Flint, Detroit, Battle Creek, Marquette, Houghton, and Kalamazoo.  
For more information about the program, to find a clinic near you, or to sign up for an upcoming clinic, visit or dial 2-1-1.  
Space for clinics may be limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. The clinics do not provide DUI expungement services and license reinstatement is not guaranteed.  



Monroe County Community College hosts

Monroe County Community College hosts first Road to Restoration clinic in Monroe

Participant receives information from staff

Participant receives information from staff at Road to Restoration clinic in Monroe.

MDOS staff work at Road to Restoration clinic

MDOS staff work at Road to Restoration clinic in Monroe.

Molly Luempert-Coy, Khyla Craine, Dr. Kojo Quartey, Dr Joshua Meyers, Laura Pipis

Molly Luempert-Coy, Regional Manager, DTE, MDOS Deputy Legal Director, Khyla Craine, Dr. Kojo Quartey, President of MCCC, Dr Joshua Meyers, Executive Director MCCC Foundation, Laura Pipis, Executive Director United Way of Monroe County.

MDOS staff assists a participant

MDOS staff assists a participant at the Road to Restoration Clinic in Monroe.

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