NACDL - Addressing the Collateral Consequences of Convictions for Young Offenders

Addressing the Collateral Consequences of Convictions for Young Offenders

People exiting the custody of the criminal justice system encounter substantial challenges in gaining employment, finding housing, and accessing medical and mental health care. This article explores areas in need of attention and reform so that young people who have been adjudicated delinquent or convicted of a crime are not punished subsequently by other systems they encounter.