Restoration of Rights

This page contains national restoration of rights materials; state-specific resources on restoration of rights are available here and at the “Individual state profiles” link below.


Restoration of Rights Project

Summarizes rights restoration mechanisms in each U.S. jurisdiction, including pardon, judicial expungement and certificates, and systemic relief provisions. 

National Clean Slate Clearinghouse

From the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments

National HIRE Network Criminal Records Information Clearinghouse

Information about governmental agencies and community-based organizations that assist people with criminal records, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. 

The Papillon Foundation

State-by-state guide to sealing, expungement, and other relief

Pardon 411

State-by-state pardon information from the Foundation for Continuing Justice

Future Interrupted: The Collateral Damage Caused by Proliferation of Juvenile Records (2014)

2014 report on expungement and confidentiality, including state-by-state scorecard,  from the Juvenile Law Center.