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Civil and Criminal Justice

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Providing Identification for Those Released from Incarceration

Without identification, people cannot go to bars, rent an apartment, book a hotel room or buy a car. Each year, more than 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons and many times, these people reentering society do not have the opportunity or means to obtain important identification documents.

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States Act to Recruit, Retain More Police Officers

Police departments across the country are facing an employment crunch. Here’s how they’re tackling the problem.

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Pretrial Release

Pretrial Release Overview

View our homepage for comprehensive reports, statutes, legislation and charts on the pretrial release process.

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Civil Justice

Civil Justice Resources

Visit the homepage for our latest blogs, charts and research on civil justice topics like debt collection, child custody, protection orders, evictions, foreclosures and bankruptcy.

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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Overview

Visit our homepage to access the legislation tracker, statute database, summary of police-mental health collaboration programs and other law enforcement resources.

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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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