NACDL has undertaken an unprecedented and wide-ranging inquiry into how legal mechanisms for relief from the collateral consequences of conviction are actually working, in state and federal systems. NACDL's Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction has conducted a series of regional hearings (Chicago, Miami, Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York) to study state and federal relief mechanisms.
The Task Force has released the report, Collateral Damage: America's Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime - A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest or Conviction, which identifies best practices, and specific legislative and policy proposals to facilitate restoration of rights and status after completion of sentence. For more information on the report, click here.
For more information about the Task Force please contact Angelyn C. Frazer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 465-7642.
Task Force Mission Statement
Task Force Members