County of Marin - News Releases - Clean Slate Program

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2023

County Bringing Services to Marin City on February 15

Clean Slate program to address justice-related & health needs

San Rafael, CA – An afternoon walk-up event in Marin City one year ago was a big success, so several County of Marin departments are bringing the Clean Slate program back again on Wednesday, February 15. The idea behind the Clean Slate event – orchestrated with Black History Month in mind – is to bring an array of needed assistance directly to residents in their own neighborhood.

About a dozen people stand and mingle during the Clean Slate event in February 2022.The Clean Slate program made its debut in February 2022 at a successful event in Marin City.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be on hand for assistance with general health, behavioral health, Whole Person Care, Medi-Cal, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKS services, employment training, and general financial relief for families. People in need of help with justice-related tasks such as clearing one’s record, terminating one’s probation, or dismissing a conviction will be able to walk in with documentation and receive help from the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Probation Department, or Child Support Services.

The Marin City event is set for 3:30-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 101 Donahue Street.

Clean Slate is a community-minded collaboration of the County’s justice-oriented departments plus key support from HHS and community-based organizations. This year the County has expanded its Clean Slate partnership with Canal Alliance, Legal Aid of Marin, CenterPoint, Helen Vine Recovery Center, the Marin City Community Development Workforce and Career Development, and likely more. In the big picture, the program helps remove barriers to self-sufficiency and ensure that every resident can succeed.

Those seeking law-related help are asked to bring all relevant documents with them, including past correspondences and state Department of Justice records. Each participating department will have Spanish translators on hand to help with health or immigration-related relief.

For questions about the event related to legal services, contact the Public Defender’s Office at (473) 473-6321. For health-related questions, contact Health and Human Services at (415) 473-3350.


David Joseph Sutton
Public Defender
County of Marin

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 139
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6321
Email: David Joseph Sutton
Public Defender website