Vermont Compilation of Collateral Consequences
Office of the Vermont Attorney General and the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC)
The Vermont Compilation of Collateral Consequences is a searchable online database of the restrictions and disqualifications imposed by Vermont statutes and regulations because of an individual’s criminal record. Examples of collateral consequences are legal bars to employment, licensing, housing, and education; limitations on voting and other civil rights; registration and residency restrictions; and ineligibility for government benefits and opportunities.
Also included in the database are background check requirements, and relief provisions such as judicial expungement and certificates of good conduct. Penalties imposed by sentencing courts, such as probation, restitution, and fines are direct consequences of conviction and are thus not included. In Vermont, state law firearms restrictions are imposed by the court, but federal law imposes separate firearms restrictions based on Vermont convictions.