Restoration of Rights Project
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the National HIRE Network have launched the newly expanded and fully updated Restoration of Rights Project (first launched in 2014). This online resource offers state-by-state analyses of the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to restoration of rights and status following arrest or conviction. Jurisdictional profiles cover areas such as loss and restoration of civil rights and firearms rights, judicial and executive mechanisms for avoiding or mitigating collateral consequences, and provisions addressing non-discrimination in employment and licensing. In addition to the jurisdictional profiles, a set of 50-state comparison charts summarizes the law and illustrates national patterns in restoration laws and policies.