At the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 10-12 in Phoenix, we will tackle issues that states will be discussing in 2020, including facial recognition and employment barriers. Check out all of the sessions related to criminal justice and register now!
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem, with 2.8 million new TBIs each year. For juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, TBI—which is both common and often unrecognized—can be a barrier to youths’ rehabilitation and successful reentry back to their homes and communities.
NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.
Utah passed juvenile justice reform in 2017. Our blog post lists initial data that shows the state is reducing the number of youth in custody and reinvesting into services in the community, while juvenile referrals to court drop.
NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases on juvenile justice, pretrial release and more.