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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Public Assistance Laws Affecting Individuals with Criminal Convictions (Legal Action Center)

  • Organization: Legal Action Center
  • Date Created: Saturday, January 01, 2000
  • Submitted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF

This summary describes the federal public assistance laws that govern the eligibility of people convicted of drug felonies for federally-funded cash assistance and Food Stamps and summarizes the ways in which states implemented, modified, or opted out of the federal ban. (Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice)