Archives: Criminal Justice / Model Policies

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  • Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons* image

    Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons*

    Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons* SEC. xx.  PROVIDING OR POSSESSING WIRELESS HANDSETS IN PRISONS. Chapter __ of title __, Revised Statutes of [State] [prohibiting the provision or …

  • Resolution to Prioritize Victim Restitution image

    Resolution to Prioritize Victim Restitution

    Summary This resolution supports efforts by states to prioritize restitution over all criminal justice fines, fees and obligations. Model Resolution WHEREAS, restitution is a critical mechanism by which …

  • Resolution in Support of Judicial Discretion to Grant Order of Nondisclosure in Low-Level Drug Possession Cases image

    Resolution in Support of Judicial Discretion to Grant Order of Nondisclosure in Low-Level Drug Possession Cases

    Summary This Resolution recognizes the importance of adopting nondisclosure policies that enable those convicted of low-level drug possession offenses to obtain a fresh start after a reasonable period of …

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    Juvenile Justice Act

    Juvenile Justice Act Summary For states to achieve better outcomes with each dollar spent on the juvenile justice system, they need to economize on their use of expensive …

  • Criminal Records Confidentiality Act image

    Criminal Records Confidentiality Act

    Criminal Records Confidentiality Act Summary This Act would make confidential criminal cases if the defendant is acquitted or charges are dismissed, as well as authorize certain persons to …

  • Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates image

    Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates

    Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates Summary This resolution supports efforts by states to provide reasonable phone rates for intrastate calls placed …

  • Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders image

    Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders

    Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders Summary This resolution supports efforts to require appropriate inmates to serve the final portion of their sentences on post-release supervision …

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    Recidivism Reduction Act

    Recidivism Reduction Act Summary Research and practice over the past 25 years have identified new strategies and policies that can make a significant dent in recidivism rates. Implementing …

  • Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation image

    Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation

    Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation Summary Victim Offender Mediation is a face-to-face meeting, in the presence of a trained mediator, between the victim of a crime and the …

  • Resolution on DNA Testing Standards image

    Resolution on DNA Testing Standards

    Resolution on DNA Testing Standards Summary A Resolution supporting the FBI effort to “re-evaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols, including requirements for outsourcing DNA analysis to private laboratories and …

  • Swift and Certain Sanctions Act image

    Swift and Certain Sanctions Act

    Swift and Certain Sanctions Act Summary For states to deliver swift, certain and proportionate responses to violations of probation and parole, they need an array of institutional and community-based …

  • Resolution in Support of Justice Reinvestment image

    Resolution in Support of Justice Reinvestment

    WHEREAS, justice reinvestment is a data-driven strategy for policy-makers to lower corrections spending, lower recidivism, and improve public safety for citizens; and WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange …

  • Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act image

    Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act

    Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act Summary The provisions of this act are intended to reduce crimes committed by probationers and the number of probationers revoked to prison by giving …

  • Resolution in Support of H.O.P.E. image

    Resolution in Support of H.O.P.E.

    Resolution in Support of H.O.P.E. Summary This Resolution recognizes the progress Hawaii’s HOPE program has exhibited in lowering the crime rate amongst probationers. The resolution also supports the …

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    Community Corrections Performance Measurement Act

    Community Corrections Performance Measurement Act Summary This Act implements a systematic performance measurement model for community corrections agencies, which includes measures of outcomes in key performance areas. This model …

  • Earned Compliance Credit Act image

    Earned Compliance Credit Act

    Earned Compliance Credit Act Summary For corrections agencies to efficiently allocate supervision, they must have the authority to focus their staff, services and sanctions on higher-risk offenders. To do …

  • Resolution on the Release of Inmates Directly from Solitary Confinement image

    Resolution on the Release of Inmates Directly from Solitary Confinement

    Resolution on the Release of Inmates Directly from Solitary Confinement Summary This resolution addresses the failed practice of releasing prison inmates directly from solitary confinement to the …

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    DNA Profiling Act

    DNA Profiling Act Summary This Act would require those convicted of sex offenses to submit to a DNA profile test. The DNA profile would be kept on file in …

  • Unlawful Release of a Minor’s Identifying Information image

    Unlawful Release of a Minor’s Identifying Information

    Unlawful Release of a Minor’s Identifying Information Section 1. {Title} This Act may be cited as the Unlawful Release of a Minor’s Identifying Information. Section 2. {Definitions} (A) …

  • Resolution In Support Of The Second Chance Act image

    Resolution In Support Of The Second Chance Act

    Resolution In Support Of The Second Chance Act WHEREAS, more and more people are being released from prison and jail in the US every year.   Two million Americans …