On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing at the State Capitol on the collateral consequences of criminal conviction. Witnesses will testify regarding the ineligibilities that have been written into the law that prevent formerly convicted persons from entering certain professions and receiving certain benefits. There are negative, long-term consequences to any conviction, but many low-level, non-violent offenders suffer life-long barriers to employment.
WHAT: Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the collateral consequences of criminal conviction.
WHO: Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and witnesses listed below.
WHERE: Pennsylvania State Capitol
Hearing Room 1, North Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Janet Ginzberg, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Jenny Roberts, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress
Ann Schwartzman, Pennsylvania Prison Society
Anna Hollis, Amachi Pittsburgh
Contact: Aaron Zappia 215-657-7700