The U.S. criminal justice system disproportionately burdens low-income individuals and people of color, as well as their families and communities. The National Consumer Law Center focuses on the intersection of criminal and consumer law, and their role in equitable criminal justice reform.
Criminal Background Checks
- Comments to the Massachusetts Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee re: Criminal Cases and Internet Access to Docket Entries and Court Files, June 15, 2015
- Report: Broken Records: How Errors by Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses, April 2012
Criminal Justice Debt
- Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: A Comprehensive Project for Reform, Sept. 2016
A collaborative three-part initiative by the National Consumer Law Center and Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program.
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