Beyond Confidentiality: Modernizing Criminal Record Clearance Policies in the Digital Age

Beyond Confidentiality Cover

This brief, from The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG), discusses the strategies some states have developed to ensure that clearance remains as effective as possible in the digital age.

Taken as a whole, they represent a set of best practices that can be leveraged by the many states whose record clearance laws remain tethered, in whole or in part, to outmoded notions about the nature of criminal records and obstacles they present.

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