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NCSL Legislator Police Academy Sparks Bipartisanship | ATA Episode 11

NCSL’s yearlong Legislator Police Academy brought together lawmakers from very different backgrounds to work across the aisle and across the country on policy topics related to police accountability. In this episode, we learn how the legislators put aside seemingly insurmountable differences and, with patience and constructive conversation, discovered plenty of common ground.


Pretrial Legislation Database

This database covers topics related to pretrial release policy, including conditions of release, pretrial services and legal frameworks for release decisions. It includes all enacted legislation from 2023 to present and is updated annually or as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.

Cannabis Overview

Overview of the current and pending state legislation regarding marijuana legalization, for adult and recreational use, and decriminalization.

Building Boats and Brighter Futures

By giving young people who have been adjudicated delinquent a chance to learn boating skills, woodworking and other crafts, a Tacoma, Wash., program has helped to reduce youth incarceration by more than 90%.

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