Barriers to Reentry

There are more than 40,000 collateral consequences to having a criminal record. These restrictions inhibit the ability of formerly incarcerated people to fully reenter society, often preventing them from getting housing, jobs, occupational licenses and loans, among other things. Learn more and get involved in the fight for criminal justice reform.


National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Collateral consequences are legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions that limit or prohibit people with criminal records from accessing employment, occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other opportunities. (Justice Center, The Council of State Governments)
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Collateral consequences by jurisdiction

This easy-to-use tool lists the collateral consequences of conviction for each state/jurisdiction. (Justice Center, The Council of State Governments)
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10 Most Outrageous Collateral Consequences

This PDF highlights some of the most outrageous collateral consequences across the nation. (Prison Fellowship)
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Things You Can Do:

Participate in Quest for Democracy 2019

This statewide rally day is an opportunity for all to see legislation in action. Contact your local All of Us or None chapter for more information.

Participate in Survivors Speak 2019

This is an annual convention where crime survivors raise their voices about their trauma and find healing through taking action. Contact your local All of Us or None chapter for more information.

Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO)

Click here to learn more about our leadership program for formerly incarcerated women.

All Of Us Or None

Join All of Us or None (AOUON), a national organizing effort to strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people.

  • Meetings in the Los Angeles area held each month in two locations:
    • The 2nd Tuesday in Los Angeles at Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), Freedom Hall 10950 South Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
    • The 2nd Thursday in Long Beach at Building Healthy Communities (BHC) 920 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101, Long Beach, CA 90813
  • Contact: Lisa James, organizer for AOUON-LA/Long Beach.

Connect with organizations that work to help formerly incarcerated people overcome the barriers to reentry