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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.

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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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Databases

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

 

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Overview