Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Federal, state and local governments are making decisions in regards to COVID-19 that affect the operation of their criminal justice systems. Read a list of resources that details action being taken by courts, law enforcement, state and local agencies and other civil and criminal justice stakeholders.
NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases. Check out the new community supervision and reentry resources.
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.
The NCSL criminal justice program is hosting a series of virtual meetings on the most pressing topics to meet your needs. They will feature NCSL staff and other experts on the topic, and will give you the opportunity to ask questions and let us know how we can best serve you during this time.
NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.