After the Sentence, More Consequences: State Snapshots of Barriers to Work

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

(January 2021)
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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. These state snapshots  from The Council of State Governments Justice Center present an overview of 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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