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Civil and Criminal Justice

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The Legislative Primer Series for Front-End Justice: Conditions and Rights for Women in Jails

Each year, nearly 11 million people are booked into local jails. At roughly 18 times the number of admissions to state and federal prisons, such jail churn has a significant impact on individuals, communities and government resources. Often overlooked in this issue: women. 

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State Courts’ Embrace of Technology: What We Know So Far

The use of videoconferencing and other technology during the pandemic led to more remote hearings and fewer court no-shows. But a new report finds the new tools will need refinement to ensure they benefit all court users, including those without lawyers or with limited English proficiency.

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Law Enforcement

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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Sentencing and Corrections Resources

Sentencing and Corrections Resources

Visit the homepage to see our resource collections on community supervision and criminal records and reentry. Topics of COVID-19 and data-driven criminal justice can also be located on this page.

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Juvenile Justice Overview

Juvenile Justice Overview

Visit our juvenile justice homepage for links to reports, maps, chart and the juvenile justice bill tracking database.

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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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