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COVID-19 and the Criminal Justice System

The Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan think tank that works to advance understanding of the criminal justice system, decided to take a deep dive into the system to see how it was coping. Our guests on this podcast discuss what they discovered.

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Juvenile Justice 2020 Year-End Report

State juvenile justice legislation in 2020, despite many legislative sessions being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly focused on enacting laws diverting young people from formal court processing, providing alternatives to detention, and much more.

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Reflections on Black History Month 2021

Two past presidents of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators offer views on the coronavirus, social justice and legislative efforts to increase diversity and a culture of inclusion.

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State Legislatures Magazine

Find articles on policy trends, hot topics and the personalities that make legislatures work in the daily digital version of NCSL’s long-running magazine.

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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

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Read the Latest in State Legislatures News

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities as well as stories from the print edition of State Legislatures magazine.

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Census Apportionment Delayed Until End of AprilAnnounced on NCSL Call

On an update call with NCSL today, Kathleen Styles of the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the data will arrive by (not on) April 30.