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Overviews, bench guides, and tips for New York State judges and advocates on issues ranging from correcting rap sheets and sealing records to mitigating the collateral effects of criminal proceedings.

The following training materials were created by The Bronx Defenders and adapted for use by New York State Judges.


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  • Padilla Checklist for Judges: Proper Consideration of “Enmeshed Penalties” (or Collateral Consequences) in a Criminal Case (The Bronx Defenders - Updated December 2010)

  • The Consequences of Criminal Proceedings in New York State - A Judicial Bench Guide (Updated January 2008)

  • Bench Guide for Sealing Criminal Records: How to Review a Rap Sheet for Errors (Updated January 2008)

  • Bench Guide for Certificates to Demonstrate Rehabilitation (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Useful Resources for New York Judges on Collateral Sanctions of Criminal Proceedings

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