State policymakers in recent years have been working to make the nation’s complex civil legal system more open, efficient and equitable.
Read the executive summary that followed the juvenile probation scan, covering topics including probation, supervision, diversion, alternative justice, probation fees, terms of probation, graduated sanctions, and more.
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.