FOCUS: Collateral Consequences of Conviction Data Available for Michigan
In September of 2010 the Representative Assembly voted to support the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act (UCCCA). The UCCCA is an effort to improve public and individual understanding of the legal sanctions and restrictions imposed upon people because of their criminal record. These collateral consequences can be hard to find and understand. Congress directed the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to collect and study collateral consequences in all U.S. jurisdictions, and NIJ selected the ABA Criminal Justice Section to perform the necessary research and analysis.
The results for Michigan are now available through an interactive tool on the web. Please follow this link to use the interactive tool for Michigan. You will have to agree to their terms and conditions before using the interactive tool.
For more information about the UCCCA and the position adopted by the Representative Assembly follow this link.
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