Beyond the Sentence: Collateral Consequences of Conviction
Friday, October 3, 2014
Common collateral consequences often complicate the transition from incarceration to community reintegration, making it difficult for convicted individuals to secure employment and establish stability for themselves and their families. In order to break the cycle of recidivism, states must balance public safety concerns with the benefits necessary to ensure successful reentry for those who have served their time. The Symposium will focus on how collateral consequences affect individuals on a personal level, the sociological and economic impacts of such consequences, and how various databases minimize their impact.