Issue: Gun Violence
Legislative and administration proposals to address gun violence may have an impact on how courts deal with criminal defendants with mental illness, the involuntary commitment process, information contained in court records, and information sharing of data in court records.
No formal position.
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The proposed legislation could impact state court processes.
Court leaders have supported federal funding to assist the states to effectively address offenders with mental-illness.
The Commission is developing standards and policy recommendations regarding introduction and use of forensic evidence in courts.