State-by-State Review of Restoration of Rights

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center has published a new and improved state-by-state analysis of  law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to restoration of rights and status following arrest or conviction. The jurisdictional profiles cover the loss and restoration of civil rights and firearms rights, judicial and executive mechanisms for avoiding or mitigating collateral consequences, and provisions addressing non-discrimination in employment and licensing. Links to many original sources are included. The analysis includes a set of 50-state comparison charts showing national patterns in restoration laws and policies.

This work is an invaluable resource for criminal justice practitioners in all phases of the system, particularly for policymakers and advocates interested in reentry and reintegration of convicted persons, and for the millions of Americans with a criminal record who are seeking to put their past behind them.

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