Reports and studies

CCRC reports


 

Pathways to Reintegration
Criminal Record Reforms in 2019

 

Reducing Barriers to Reintegration
Fair chance and expungement reforms in 2018

 

Second Chance Reforms in 2017
Roundup of new expungement and restoration Laws

 

Forgiving and Forgetting in American Justice (August 2018 revision)
A 50-State Guide to Expungement and Restoration of Rights 

 

Four Years of Second Chance Reforms, 2013 – 2016
Restoration of Rights & Relief from Collateral Consequences

Other reports


Ban the Box: U.S. Cities, Counties, and States Adopt Fair Hiring Policies

Continuously updated report by the National Employment Law Project

Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment among formerly incarcerated people

2018 report by Lucius Couloute & Daniel Kopf, Prison Policy Initiative

Nowhere to Go: Homelessness among formerly incarcerated people

2018 report by Lucius Couloute, Prison Policy Initiative

Getting Back on Course: Educational attainment and exclusion among formerly incarcerated people

2018 report by Lucius Couloute, Prison Policy Initiative

Repairing the Road to Redemption in California

2018 report by Californians for Safety and Justice

Does a Criminal Past Predict Worker Performance? Evidence from One of America’s Largest Employers

2018 report by Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, Devah Pager, Eiko Strader, Social Forces, Volume 96, Issue 3 (March 1, 2018), pp. 1039–68

Nonviolent Drug Convictions: Stakeholders’ Views on Potential Actions to Address Collateral Consequences

2017 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office

Criminal Background Checks and Access to Jobs: A Case Study of Washington, DC

2017 report by the Urban Institute

Criminal Background Checks: Impact on Employment and Recidivism

2017 report by the Urban Institute

Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company

2017 report by the American Civil Liberties Union

Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence and Policy Recommendations

2017 report by the Urban Institute

Fair Chance Licensing Reform: Opening Pathways for People with Records to Join Licensed Professions

2017 report by the National Employment Law Project 

Collateral Consequences: Protecting Public Safety or Encouraging Recidivism?

2017 report by the Heritage Foundation

Turning Shackles Into Bootstraps: Why Occupational Licensing Reform Is the Missing Piece of Criminal Justice Reform

2016 report by Stephen Slivinski, Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University

Driver’s license suspensions

2016 report by the Joshua Aiken, Prison Policy Initiative

Helping Moms, Dads, and Kids Come Home: Eliminating Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records

2016 report by National H.I.R.E. Network

The Price We Pay: Economic Costs of Barriers to Employment for Former Prisoners and People Convicted of Felonies

2016 report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Putting Time Limits on the Punitiveness of the Criminal Justice System

2016 policy memo by Anne Morrison Piehl of The Hamilton Project 

Disenfranchised by Debt: Millions Impoverished by Prison, Blocked from Voting

2016 report by Alliance for a Just Society

6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016

2016 report by the Sentencing Project

Racial Profiling in Hiring: A Critique of New “Ban the Box” Studies

2016 policy brief by the National Employment Law Project 

Ensuring Fairness in Background Checks for On-Demand Work

2016 policy brief by the National Employment Law Project

Justice in Review: New Trends in State Sentencing and Corrections 2014 – 2015

2016 report by the Vera Institute of Justice discussing collateral consequence relief mechanisms.

Beyond the Box: Increasing Access to Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals

2016 report by the U.S. Department of Education

Unlicensed and Untapped: Removing Barriers to State Occupational Licenses for People with Criminal Records

2016 report by the National Employment Law Project

Future Interrupted: The Collateral Damage Caused by Proliferation of Juvenile Records

2016 report by the Juvenile Law Center

Jobs After Jail: Ending the prison to poverty pipeline

2016 report by the Alliance for a Just Society

Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children: A Two Generation Approach

2015 report by the Center for American Progress

Boxed Out: Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition

2015 report by  the Center for Community Alternatives in cooperation with the Education from the Inside Out Coalition

The State of Sentencing 2014: Developments in Policy and Practice

2015 report by The Sentencing Project

Advancing a Federal Fair Chance Hiring Agenda: Background Check Reforms in Over 100 Cities, Counties, & States Pave the Way for Presidential Action

2015 report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP)

National Summit on Collateral Consequences – Conference Report

2015 report by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

Report of House Judiciary Committee hearing on collateral consequences

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Over-Criminalization Task Force (2014)

Collateral Damage: America’s Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime — A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest or Conviction

2014 report of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

One Strike and You’re Out: How We Can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records

2014 report by Rebecca Vallas and Sharon Dietrich published by the Center for American Progress

Relief in Sight? States Rethink the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction, 2009 – 2014

2014 report by The Vera Institute of Justice

Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records

2014 report on expungement and confidentiality from the Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Records: A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing, and Expungement

2014 report from the Juvenile Law Center

Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the U.S.

2013 report by Human Rights Watch

65 Million “Need Not Apply”:  The Case for Reforming Criminal Background Checks for Employment

2011 report by Michelle Natividad Rodriguez & Maurice Emsellem, National Employment Law Project

The Use of Criminal Records in College Admissions Reconsidered

2010 report of the Center for Community Alternatives

Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Incarceration and Reentry Strategies

2008 report by the ABA Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions

NO SECOND CHANCE: People with Criminal Records Denied Access to Public Housing

2004 report by Corinne Carey for Human Rights Watch


>> See also Compilations & inventories of collateral consequences << 


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