Civil and Criminal Justice


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New: Law Enforcement Statutory Database

NCSL, with support from Arnold Ventures, has produced a comprehensive, first-of-its kind database of law enforcement statutes covering a number of policy areas that play a key role in law enforcement effectiveness and accountability.


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Juvenile Justice 2020 Year-End Report

View the 2020 Year-End report to see enacted legislation from states throughout 2020 on the prevailing topics in Juvenile Justice.

NCSL State Liaisons


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Front-End Justice Resources

Read our overview on law enforcement, a state bill tracking database on law enforcement legislation, a report on police-mental health collaboration programs, and other front-end justice articles and reports.


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Corrections and Sentencing Resources

View Corrections and Sentencing topics, including how data analysis is driving justice reforms, criminal records and reentry laws, cannabis and employment, and our enactment database.


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Juvenile Justice Overview

Visit our Juvenile Justice home page for links to reports, maps, charts and the juvenile justice tracking database.


Hot Topics

NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.


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NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases. Check out the new community supervision and reentry resources.