For the tens of millions of Americans with a juvenile court record or adult criminal record, the impact of those records extends far beyond any disposition or sentence. Currently, there are more than 40,000 state and federal collateral consequences, or legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions that limit or prohibit people convicted of a crime or adjudicated for a delinquent act from accessing employment, housing, education, voting, occupational licensing, and other rights, benefits, and opportunities. In support of people living with a juvenile court record or adult criminal record, the National Reentry Resource Center hosts two clearinghouses to provide helpful information about both the collateral consequences of conviction or adjudication and the ways in which individuals can clear their records.
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National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC)
The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) is an online searchable database that identifies and categorizes the statutes and regulations that impose collateral consequences in all 50 states, the federal system, and the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The NICCC also features state and national inventories, reports, briefs, videos, podcasts, and other resources focused collateral consequences.
Clean Slate Clearinghouse (CSC)
The Clean Slate Clearinghouse (CSC) provides people with criminal records, legal service providers, and state policymakers with information on juvenile and adult criminal record clearance policies in all U.S. states and territories. The CSC also features legal journal articles, state and national reports, videos, podcasts, and other resources focused on juvenile and criminal record clearance.