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First Appearance | April 2024

April 30, 2024

New Pretrial Diversion Database

​NCSL recently launched an updated statutory database on population specific and general population pretrial diversion options. Changes in recent years have expanded access to diversion programs and treatment courts that have been fixtures in many states since the 1960s.

NCSL: The legislative primer series on front-end justice deflection and diversion

Updated Cannabis Resource

Check out the latest information from NCSL on cannabis legalization and decriminalization. This updated webpage also has information on record-clearing laws providing options for individuals convicted of marijuana-related offenses prior to legalization.

U.S. Supreme Court on Homelessness

As homelessness reaches record highs across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case about the constitutionality of anticamping laws in an Oregon city. Read NCSL's review of the laws at issue, the lower court ruling and oral arguments.

Legislative Approaches to Prison Oversight

With 1,155 state-operated adult correctional facilities housing more than 1 million people, there are a variety of approaches to oversight of state prisons. This new resource has five things you should know about prison oversight and five examples of oversight from the states.

Register for NCSL's State-Federal Briefing for Legislators and Staff

May 10 | 3 p.m. ET (Members only)

NCSL closely tracks U.S. Supreme Court cases with significant state impact. Join us for a briefing on the most impactful cases, including federal agency authority, redistricting, elected officials' use of social media and firearms possession.

States, Feds Work Together to Prevent Overdoses

Two experts on the nation's drug overdose crisis join the podcast to discuss how state and federal governments are tackling the problem that has led to more than 110,000 deaths in the 12-month period that ended last September. Nearly 80% of those deaths involved fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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