CSG Justice Center Terms of Use

Last updated: January 12, 2023


Welcome to https://csgjusticecenter.org/, operated by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center.  

By accessing https://csgjusticecenter.org/ and the following websites, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  

Privacy Policy 

We value and respect your privacy. If you use our website(s), you agree that your activities are covered by our Privacy Policy 

Use of Publications and Logos 

In keeping with the CSG Justice Center’s mission and goals, we encourage users to share publications and information on our website for noncommercial purposes and with appropriate acknowledgment.  

Users do not need to request our permission to use, reproduce, or reprint publications on this website, provided that they cite the content properly, do not modify the content, and are using the content for the purpose of noncommercial, educational, or personal use only.  

If you intend to use, reproduce, or reprint one of our publications for commercial purposes, or to adapt one of our publications for any purpose, please complete this form 

Individual photographers hold the copyright to photos on our website. Therefore, photographs may not be reproduced.  

Do not use the CSG Justice Center logo without explicit permission from the CSG Justice Center. To request permission to use our logo, please complete this form 

Suggested Citations

Please acknowledge our materials using the appropriate citation format. The suggested citation formats below are in Chicago Style:  

Author First and Last Name, “Article Title,” The Council of State Governments Justice Center, Month Day, Year of Publication, URL.  

Author First and Last Name, Publication Title (New York: The Council of State Governments Justice Center, Year), URL.  

The Council of State Governments Justice Center, “Video Title,” Month Day, Year of Video, YouTube video, URL.  

“Page Title,” The Council of State Governments Justice Center, accessed Month Day, Year, URL.  

Links to Other Websites 

Links on the website(s) that lead to outside services and resources are provided for convenience only. We do not control the accuracy or availability of the those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link, should be directed to the particular service or resource.  

No Guarantees  

Though we strive to keep the information available on our website(s) current and accurate, errors can and do occur. We provide the information on the website(s) with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. The CSG Justice Center is not liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the website(s), or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the website(s) 


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CSG Justice Center, our affiliates, officers, directors, and employees from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this website(s), the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.  

About These Terms—General Provisions

If we do not immediately take action to address a violation of these Terms of Use, we are not waiving our rights to take action in the future. If any particular provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable, that provision will be severable and will not affect any of the other provisions.  

Changes to the Terms of Use 

We reserve the right to make changes to any information or services on our website(s), including these Terms of Use, without notice to you. The most current Terms of Use will be posted here and will be effective upon posting. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms of Use.  

This website is owned and operated by us from our offices in New York. Your use of the website(s), and any related legal action, will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The sole jurisdiction for any litigation arising out of your use of or inquiries to the website(s) will be an appropriate federal or state court located in New York, New York.  

Contact Us 

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, you can contact us at press@csgjusticecenter.org.