Policies that disqualify people with criminal convictions from public benefits harm people and their families and hinder successful reentry. These policies are stigmatizing and make recidivism more likely.
- Advocating for Congress to pass the REDEEM Act
- Advocating for Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
- Co-chairing the Justice Roundtable’s Reentry Working Group
- Advocating for better reentry policies through the Federal Interagency Reentry Council
- No criminal record bans: Eliminate barriers that make people with criminal convictions or drug histories ineligible for public benefits.
- No drug-testing: Proposals to require drug testing as a condition for receiving public benefits should not be enacted.
To learn more about this issue, visit our Criminal Justice Resources.
To learn more about LAC’s impact, see our Accomplishments.