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Civil and Criminal Justice

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NEW: Legislatures Address Law Enforcement Accountability

In the months since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, law enforcement accountability has moved to the top of legislative agendas.

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Speedy Trial Rights

NEW: Speedy Trial Rights

A speedy trial is the constitutional and statutory right of an individual to be brought before court within a "speedy" time or be released. 

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Pretrial Release Overview

Pretrial Release Overview

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

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Civil Justice Resources

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 Overview

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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