This Week at NCSC

NCSC hires new editor of Justice System Journal

Sep. 1-2 | The director of research services is meeting with Dr. Amy Steigerwalt of Georgia State University, the new editor of NCSC’s scholarly publication, Justice System Journal. Dr. Steigerwalt will lead JSJ’s continued growth and the expansion of its national influence and online presence.

Researchers launch evidence-based sentencing peer group

Aug. 31-Sep. 2 | NCSC researchers are convening the inaugural meeting of the Evidence-Based Sentencing Judicial Peer Group in Denver, Colo., to discuss critical sentencing issues related to Justice Reinvestment reforms across the country. Justice Reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, examine corrections and criminal justice spending, manage criminal justice populations in a cost-effective manner, and reinvest savings in strategies that can hold offenders accountable, decrease crime, and strengthen neighborhoods.

Teachers' assignment: Prepare for Constitution Day

Constitution Day is just around the corner. NCSC has put together a great list of lesson plans, activities and resources to help teachers prepare for the big day on September 17.