Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

ABA Publishes National Summit on Collateral Consequences Report by Robina Executive Director, Kelly Mitchell

Minneapolis/St.Paul (09/14/15) The American Bar Association (ABA) held a National Summit on Collateral Consequences in February of this year.  Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, served on the planning committee for the summit and also as the Reporter.  She drafted a report that includes a recap of the summit’s events as well as key ideas that emerged from the discussion.  The report is now available online: National Summit on Collateral Consequences – Conference Report.

The purpose of the ABA’s summit was to bring together key leaders, academics, and organizations to discuss the current state of collateral consequences following criminal convictions, examine and debate potential solutions, to further the dialogue on systemic reform, and to find new ways to collaborate on local, state, and national levels.  The ABA also took the opportunity to highlight its National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction, which is an online tool to aid in the identification of the specific collateral consequences that are triggered by each conviction.