Courts Publications Library

Justice Center Publications

Judges’ Guide to Mental Illnesses in the Courtroom

Judges’ Guide to Mental Illnesses in the Courtroom

The Judges’ Guide to Mental Illnesses in the Courtroom is a two-page bench card to help judges recognize the signs of possible mental illnesses among individuals in the courtroom and to respond sensitively and productively.

External Publications

Journal for Advancing Justice

Journal for Advancing Justice

This new journal from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals is dedicated to the topic of identifying and rectifying racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in treatment courts.

Public Safety Assessment Website

Public Safety Assessment Website

This new website from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation offers an array of resources to support jurisdictions in implementing the Public Safety Assessment in their criminal justice systems.

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

This report from the National Center for Juvenile Justice describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2015 and presents trends since 2005.

Modern Justice: Using Data to Reinvent America’s Crisis Response Systems

Modern Justice: Using Data to Reinvent America’s Crisis Response Systems

This publication from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation examines how public safety personnel, health professionals, and service providers can contribute to solving the problem of Frequent Utilizers—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a startlingly high rate.

Cross-Deputization in Indian Country

Cross-Deputization in Indian Country

This report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services examines the jurisdictional and legal limits of cross-deputization and how it has been implemented in various law enforcement agencies in Indian country.

The State of Justice Reform 2017

The State of Justice Reform 2017

This interactive report from the Vera Institute of Justice identifies the major trends and developments in justice systems over the past year, examining what reforms are and are not working across the country.