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.
NCSL has partnered with Arnold Ventures to develop a database of state law enactments related to reentry and criminal records.
NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.
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.
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.
NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases on juvenile justice, pretrial release and more.