After the Sentence, More Consequences: A National Report of Barriers to Work
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
A complex web of local, state, and federal statutes and regulations—known as collateral consequences of conviction—can make it all but impossible for some people with criminal records to truly rebuild their lives.
This report from The Council of State Governments Justice Center presents a national snapshot and a national report on the nearly 30,000 state and federal consequences of conviction that directly block people from being hired or create barriers to obtaining occupational licenses essential for certain jobs.
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