NIJ announced the launch of the new “National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction” website. This searchable database lists the federal and state restrictions faced by former offenders. Visitors to the site can choose a jurisdiction by clicking on an interactive map to search for restrictions by either the triggering offense or by the type of consequence (such as employment, education, housing, etc.).
The website was created by the American Bar Association with funding from NIJ after passage of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, which was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy.
Currently the site contains data for nine states and the federal government; the remaining states will be added over the coming year.
NIJ anticipates that the site will be useful to policymakers and practitioners who are working to understand the impact of rules and policies that challenge the ability of former offenders to reintegrate with their community and become tax-paying, productive citizens.
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