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Restoring Drivers' Licenses Removes a Common Legal Barrier to Employment

By Barbara Corkrey

Loss or suspension of drivers' licenses, or the inability to obtain a license, can be a major barrier to employment. In recent years states have deprived people of drivers' licenses for largely economic reasons rather than for public safety. Legal aid programs around the country have helped low-income clients obtain or regain drivers' licenses, thereby making the clients more able to benefit from job training programs and more employable.

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