Criminal Justice Policy


Families Against Mandatory Minimum: A judicial reform group advocating the return of a judge's discretion in sentencing.

Eyewitness Procedures

Gary L. Wells, Ph.D.: Great resource on eyewitness procedures and eyewitness memory issues.

General Criminal Justice Policy

Institute for Intergovernmental Research

Harm Reduction

The Harm Reduction Coalition

Information & Statistics

Caseloads of Washington Courts: Use this website to access most-recent-month, year-to-date, and annual statistics for every superior court and most of the district and municipal courts in Washington State. Annual statistics are also available for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Available statistics include: number of filings by type of case, number of proceedings by type of proceeding, number of dispositions by type of disposition, and many more. Five-year historic summaries are also shown, as are workload indicators. There is also a glossary of terms and an index of tables.

Crime Spider

Source Book of Criminal Justice Statistics


Fully Informed Jury Association


Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial: A Comparison of Adolescents' and Adults' Capacities as Trial Defendants - a report on whether the intellectual and emotional immaturity of juveniles impacted their competence to stand trial. The report found that most youths showed impairment similar to adults who were found incompetent to stand trial, and made choices about plea agreements that were deferential to authority.

Mental Health

Psychiatry & Law Update Website

Recovered Memory Project

Mental Health America

Racial Profiling

The Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University is an interdisciplinary academic center, involving the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department of African American Studies, Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the School of Law, which engages in research and scholarship that examines the influence of race on important questions of social justice.


The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

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