The First Appearance is an NCSL digital newsletter for state legislators, legislative staff and others interested in pretrial release policy. This newsletter provides monthly updates on state interests, actions and resources and provides links to the latest research.
Lawmakers in Iowa enacted policing legislation unanimously over the course of just two days. Learn what they did and more about the process in Iowa.
Updated information from NCSL on community policing legislation, behavioral health and crisis response training for officers, use of force policy and more. More on police-mental health collaborations here.
Twenty-eight states and Washington D.C. have introduced or filed 395 new bills related to policing. Legislation in 16 states and Washington D.C. has been enacted addressing a number of issues including oversight, data, use of force, duty to intervene, body cameras and training.
Join Lisa Soronen, executive director and chief counsel of the State and Local Legal Center and NCSL’s Supreme Court blogger, on Aug. 4 for an update on SCOTUS cases that will have the greatest impact on states.
NCSL recently hosted three virtual meetings on policing issues. View the recordings to learn more about federal law including qualified immunity and the duty to intervene, federal legislation and state legislation including Colorado’s newly enacted SB 217.
A round up of the latest research and publications on front-end criminal justice policy.