DTE, in partnership with the Michigan Department of State (MDOS), Miller Canfield Law Firm, the Detroit Justice Center and other organizations, is helping Michiganders with driving license issues at in-person license restoration clinics across the state.
The 2023 clinics kicked off with events in Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Lansing and Taylor, which served more than 1,000 people.
This dynamic public-private collaboration launched in November 2021 and is known as the “Road to Restoration” that aims to support Michiganders with suspended driving licenses to chart a path to restoring their full driving privileges.
While many can self-service their own restoration, others have a more complex path to restoring their full driving privileges. This is so important because not having a driver’s license is a huge barrier to people finding and keeping a job.
So far, 4,500 Michiganders have been served, 100 volunteer attorneys have been trained and 15 Michigan nonprofits have been enlisted to help.
The in-person clinics are held in the cities with the largest populations of eligible Michiganders and hosted by community organizations known as safe spaces in those communities. DTE volunteers staff the clinics and attorneys from private law firms, DTE and other in-house legal departments guide clinic attendees through the license restoration process.
Also on site is a fully staffed Secretary of State mobile branch, area courts, local Friend of the Court representatives, Michigan Works! 2-1-1 Michigan and United Way. This creates a one-stop shop for attendees to settle any outstanding matters blocking restoring their licenses and connects them to available support resources.
View the list of upcoming clinics, which includes events in the Upper Peninsula this summer.
Learn more about the Road to Restoration or contact 2-1-1- Michigan for more information.