Criminal Issues Initiative
This is the fourth initiative of the Committee on Justice Initiatives. It resulted from the work of dedicated individuals on the Criminal Issues Workgroup who issued their final report in March 2006. The initiative began its work on October 30, 2006. The dual purposes of this initiative are to address issues of indigent criminal defense in Michigan and to educate the legal community on civil collateral consequences. Criminal Issues Initiative Roster
To be directed to the Michigan Reentry Resources webpage, which contains information on civil legal issues facing people with criminal records, please visit http://reentry.mplp.org.
Know Your Rights Quick Guides
The State Bar of Michigan Criminal Issues Initiative offers the following materials to attorneys, judges, and organizations or social services providers who assist people with criminal records.
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- Employment Brochure —Quick guide to reentry information on employment law issues for persons with a criminal conviction.
- Immigration Brochure —Need-to-know information on immigration law issues, directed toward persons with a criminal conviction.
- Housing Brochure —An outline of a person's housing rights after a criminal conviction.
- Attorney-Client Questionnaire —An intake took for attorneys to use with clients. It is designed to assist attorneys in avoiding unintended civil consequences or future legal actions for the client.
- Reentry Resources Card (online version unavailable)—A durable, reusable wallet-sized card directing users to Michigan's reentry law website—a source of relevant, current information on civil legal issues facing individuals with a criminal record.
- Children, Child Support, and Parental Rights (read online) or print version Quick guide to issues relating to children, child support, and parental rights directed toward persons with a criminal conviction.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 968-1442, ext. 6396. The Michigan State Bar Foundation provided support for the development of these materials. Funding does not necessarily reflect an endorsement of their content.
Links of Interest
Organizations and entities pertinent to the Criminal Issues Initiative: