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Redemption & Certificates of Rehabilitation - 5. Registration of... (Voting, Housing, Pell Grants)

Second Chance Reforms in 2017: Roundup of new expungement and restoration laws (2017)

This report documents changes in state restoration laws in 2017, many of which are quite significant.

Paper Reviews Recidivism Research to Help Housing Providers with Admissions Policies (2017)

This paper published in Housing Policy Debate by Rebecca J.

Reinstating Common Sense: How driver’s license suspensions for drug offenses unrelated to driving are falling out of favor (2016)

Aiken, Joshua. Prison Policy Initiative.

This articles discusses the impact a suspended driver’s license can have to reentry for anyone convicted of a drug crime.

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

The Sentencing Project.

This report covers the scope and distribution of felony disenfranchisement in 2016, recent changes in policies, and restoration of civil rights in some states.

Certificates of Rehabilitation (2016)

National Institute of Corrections Information Center.

A list of states with certificates of rehabilitation (relief or recovery) and their established laws and processes.

Restoration of Rights

Collateral Consequences Resource Center.

This webpage contains national and state-specific resources on the restoration of rights, including pardon, judicial expungement and certificates and systemic relief provisions.

FAQs: Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions (2015)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

State Identification: Reentry Strategies for State and Local Leaders (2016)

National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) (New York, NY).

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

This report reviews legislative reforms concerning collateral consequences in 41 states.

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