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  • What proportion of Federal drug offenders are sentenced to prison?
    Data on Federal drug offenders sentenced to prison are available in Compendium of Federal Justice St... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

  • Does the race of an offender have an impact on court outcomes?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored publication, Offender Race and Case Outcomes: Do C... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

  • Where can I learn more about drug courts and their functions?
    The Courts: Drug Courts section of our Web site provides resources that help to explain the function... Read More
    Last Updated: October 3, 2012

  • I am having trouble viewing and/or printing my DNA Initiative training certificates. What should I do?
    In order to properly view and print your DNA.gov training completion certificate(s), you need to hav... Read More
    Last Updated: June 20, 2013

  • Do you have data on indigent defense services?
    Data on indigent defense is available on the Indigent Defense Systems section of the Bureau of Justi... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

  • Do you have information about jobs or employment opportunities in the justice field at the state/local level?
    We do not compile information about employment opportunities at the state or local level of governme... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • What is a victim impact panel?
    According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) resource, Restorative Justice Online Notebook, ... Read More
    Last Updated: January 16, 2014

  • Where can I learn more about family courts and their function?
    The Courts: Family Courts section of the NCJRS Web site provides resources that help to explain the ... Read More
    Last Updated: May 30, 2008

  • What is does it mean to be "released on recognizance"?
    According to the National Center of State Courts, being released on recognizance is defined as "the... Read More
    Last Updated: May 30, 2008

  • How can my jurisdiction establish a community court?
    Information about establishing community courts is available in Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) p... Read More
    Last Updated: March 14, 2012

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