Court Debt Relief and Driver’s License Recovery Project

Students will assist individuals with driver’s license holds related to unpaid criminal justice debt. Students will work in pairs to meet with low-income drivers over Zoom, research the cause(s) of license suspensions, draft letters to courts requesting waiver of court debt, and explain the steps drivers must take to recover their licenses. Supervising attorneys and Pro Bono Scholars will work with students throughout the process.

Organization

Driver's License Recovery Project

The Driver’s License Recovery Project is a student-led internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program dedicated to addressing how driver’s license suspensions contribute to a cycle of incarceration for debt and create significant employment barriers in low-income communities. The Driver’s License Recovery Project is supporting the Court Debt Relief and Driver’s License Recovery Clinic in collaboration with the Texas Fair Defense Project.

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