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Civil and Criminal Justice

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Magazine

Increasing Collaboration Between Police and Mental Health Professionals

People with mental illness are not more likely than anyone else to commit violent acts. In fact, it is 10 times more likely that people with severe mental illness will be victims of a violent crime than the general population. Read about police and mental health professional collaboration in our recent blog post.

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Reentry and Criminal Records Enactment Database

NCSL has partnered with Arnold Ventures to develop a database of state law enactments related to reentry and criminal records.

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Tracking Policy

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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Traumatic Brain Injuries Report

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem, with 2.8 million new TBIs each year. For juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, TBI—which is both common and often unrecognized—can be a barrier to youths’ rehabilitation and successful reentry back to their homes and communities.

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Legislative Primer Series

Read two reports that are part of a series exploring policies that affect the front end of the criminal justice system, including who is entering the “front door” of the system, and examples of legislation, national initiatives, best practices, promising programs' and key research on timely issues.

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Databases

NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases on juvenile justice, pretrial release and more.

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