The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing
States should continue to reform their policies to reduce barriers to licensing for people with criminal records. This two-page summary of the collateral consequences of occupational licensing explains why.
National Reentry Resource Center, & National Employment Law Project. (2015). The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing. Justice Center The Council of State Governments. https://csgjusticecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/TheConsiderationofCriminalRecordsinOccupationalLicensing.pdf
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