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Criminal justice

Center for Sentencing Initiatives

The Center for Sentencing Initiatives (CSI) conducts research, provides information, tools and technical assistance to courts, and  promotes the use of evidence-based sentencing practices that protect the public, hold offenders accountable, and reduce recidivism.

Courts and Jails

As a strategic ally to the Safety and Justice Challenge, NCSC works with state court leaders and national judicial organizations to build awareness of this initiative and provide courts with resources and strategies they can use to improve effective use of jails and promote the need for jail reform.

Pretrial Justice Center for Courts

The Pretrial Justice Center for Courts (PJCC) promotes the use of legal and evidence-based pretrial practices for courts across the country. PJCC provides information and tools, offers education and technical assistance, and facilitates cross-state learning and collaboration.

View NCSC's past work in criminal justice >