NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Civil and Criminal Justice

Criminal Case Backlogs: Consequences of the Pandemic

Learn how many states and local courts suspended jury trials as a public health measure early on in the pandemic and how they are dealing with the case backlogs as a result. Speakers include Anne Teigen, NCSL, Elaine Borakove and Robin Wosje, Justice Management Institute, and Reagan Daly, Institute for State and Local Governance.

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COVID-19: Justice Responses for Pretrial Release and Jails

Learn about recent trends in pretrial release as a response to COVID-19, such as citation in lieu of arrest, release eligibility, financial conditions and more. Speakers include NCSL’s Alison Lawrence and Amber Widgery, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court and Laurie K. Dudgeon, Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

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Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland

Learn about the recent legislative responses for policing policy reforms with regards to oversight and data collection, use of force standards and more. Speakers include Amber Widgery, NCSL, Laurie O. Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University, Samuel Sinyangwe, Human Rights Data Analysis Group, and Lucy Lang, Institute for Innovation in Prosection, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Overview of State Law Enforcement Initiatives

Learn about existing state oversight, regulation and recent trends in use of force, particularly deadly force, by law enforcement officers that is driving national conversations about policing policy and the impact state laws can have on local law enforcement policies and actions. Speakers include Amber Widgery, NCSL; Representative Leslie Herod (D-Colo.) and Representative Matthew Soper (R-Colo).

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COVID-19: Juvenile Justice Responses

Follow an overview of how COVID-19 is affecting young people in the juvenile justice system and how the system itself is responding to the needs of justice involved youth and their families in the midst of this emergency. Speakers include Anne Teigen, NCSL, Dana Shoenberg, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Judge Steven Teske, Clayton County Juvenile Court, and Heidi Mueller, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

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