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Civil and Criminal Justice

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Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill Tracking

NCSL provides you with up to date, real-time information on law enforcement bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills introduced as of May 25, 2020 that are in response to recent events.

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LCJPS Committee: Policing Virtual Meeting Series

Please join NCSL for a Zoom series on policing issues at the federal and state levels.

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Blog: NCSL Launches Tracking Database for Legislative Responses for Policing

State lawmakers across the country have moved swiftly to address issues related to policing in the wake of recent fatal police interactions across the country.

 

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Collateral Consequences Policy Snapshots

The monetary penalties and legal financial obligations associated with being involved in the criminal justice system—and their effect on low-income defendants—are causing growing concern among policymakers across the country.

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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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Tracking Policy

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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COVID-19: Juvenile Justice Reform and the Pandemic

This podcast focuses on the juvenile justice system and where the reform efforts stood before the pandemic, how COVID-19 has affected the juvenile justice system and how this crisis may change the system down the road.

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