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Civil and Criminal Justice

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NEW: Reimagining the Civil Legal System

State policymakers in recent years have been working to make the nation’s complex civil legal system more open, efficient and equitable.

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NEW: Juvenile Probation Scan

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.

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Civil and Criminal Justice

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Sentencing and Corrections

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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Front-End Justice Resources

Front End Justice Resources

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.

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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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Overview