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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Report & Recommendations on Collateral Consequences

On June 13, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued the findings and recommendations from its multi-year inquiry into the scope and impact of collateral consequences across the country.

Occupational Licensing: Vague “Moral Character” Requirements Leave Workers with Records on Uncertain Ground

Navigating the collateral consequences that may limit occupational licensing opportunities can be daunting even when applicable laws and regulations are clear about what types of criminal records may be disqualifying.  But when license eligibility depends upon whether an applicant possesses “good moral character,” the impact of an applicant’s criminal record is often entirely unclear. 

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Using the National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction Website

This webinar provides an overview of the new NICCC site and discusses how attorneys, judges, policymakers, advocates, and people involved in the criminal justice system can leverage this one-of-a-kind resource to better navigate and understand these often-overlooked policies.

A Personal Look at Licensing Barriers

Citing the NICCC and the ten thousand-plus occupational licensing consequences it catalogs, a new Washington Post story paints an vivid portrait of how individual collateral consequences can create barriers to redemption and economic and social stability, both for people with criminal records and their families.