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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. 

Washington Court Holds State Childcare Worker Ban Unconstitutional

The law violated federal due process protections by denying one woman with a 30-year old non-violent conviction an opportunity for an individualized assessment of her fitness for employment. 

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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.