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May 16, 2017

Three new CCRC posts highlighting how collateral consequences have become a focal point for modern criminal justice reform

Regular readers should recall me highlighting all the great work being done regularly over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, and three recent postings at CCRC struck me as worth a special mention because they each in distinct ways showcase the heightened attention and concern for collateral consequences in modern criminal justice reform conversations.  (At the risk of being cheeky, one might say collateral consequences are no longer being treated as collateral by serious advocates for criminal justice reform.  

Here are these three posts that caught my eye as highlighting distinct and distinctly important institutional players paying close attention to collateral consequences:

May 16, 2017 at 12:44 PM | Permalink


The Pennsylvania statute is a good start. The crime may disqualify an applicant if relevant to the job. A pedophile should not work in daycare. He may work as a cashier. A thief should not work as a cashier, but may work in daycare. Health jobs exclude all people with a record. That policy should be reviewed. I do not have a position on it.

The biggest obstacle of all in Pennsylvania is the tort bar. Employee has a fender bender. Now we are into the trial of the century with charges of negligent hiring. That claim should be prohibited, except for gross negligence. For example, employer knew the crime in the record was to intentionally crash a truck, and still hired the felon.

Posted by: David Behar | May 16, 2017 2:51:21 PM

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