Many state laws address community supervision, including both court-ordered probation and post-incarceration parole. Several states have laws in place that address violations of supervision. States are now taking steps to incentivize compliance with supervision, reinforcing positive behaviors. Learn more about recent state actions to incentivize supervision compliance through positive reinforcement.
Criminal justice reform efforts are underway across the country, and good data is key to their success. Legislatures are examining every part of the system, seeking to improve pretrial practices, refine sentencing laws and align corrections and supervision practices with evidence-based principles.
Visit our juvenile justice homepage for links to reports, maps, chart and the juvenile justice bill tracking database.
Visit the homepage to see our reports, blogs, legislation trackers and other resources that span the front end of the justice system—policy and budget impacts on local justice systems, jails, mental health and competency, and more.
View our homepage for comprehensive reports, statutes, legislation and charts on the pretrial release process.
NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.
NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases. Check out the new community supervision and reentry resources.