Using the National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction Website
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
Collateral consequences of conviction are the legal and regulatory restrictions that limit or prohibit people convicted of crimes from accessing employment, housing, and other rights, benefits, and opportunities long after their sentences have been served. These restrictions can have debilitating effects on the livelihood and social integration of people with criminal histories, increasing their likelihood of recidivating. These consequences remain relatively obscure, scattered throughout state and federal statutory and regulatory codes. The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) was developed to shed light on these so-called “invisible punishments.”
In 2018, the NICCC was overhauled to incorporate new features that improve the usability and accuracy of the resource. 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.