Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration Now Available

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration is now available will allow authorized individuals to access identifiers in court records. The site is at www.courts.michigan.gov/CVRApp. A list of authorized individuals that have completed registration will be at www.courts.michigan.gov/AuthorizedList. Dates of birth (DOBs) contained in court records are protected…

California Bill Would Make it Discriminatory to Ask Rental Applicants about Criminal Records on Initial Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Assembly Bill 2383 was introduced to make it a discriminatory housing practice for the owner of rental housing to inquire about – or require an applicant for rental housing to disclose – a criminal record during the initial application assessment phase unless…

CFPB Report Reviews Financial Impact of Criminal Justice System on Families

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report entitled “Justice-Involved Individuals and the Consumer Financial Marketplace” that reviewed the financial issues facing people and families who come in contact with the criminal justice system, according to a news release from the CFPB. The…