Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NACDL Restoration of Rights Project

NACDL has put together a resource that profiles the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to relief from the collateral consequences of conviction. The information available includes individual profiles from each of the 54 state and federal jurisdictions as well as a set of charts that allows for side by side comparisons. Included are provisions on loss and restoration of civil rights and firearms privileges, legal mechanisms for overcoming or mitigating collateral consequences, and provisions addressing non-discrimination in employment and licensing. NACDL has made this information available to its members as well as the general public to aid in determining the types of relief available from the collateral consequences of convictions. The information is available on NACDL's site available here.

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