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National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

This updated analysis explores trends in violent, property, and drug offenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through March 2021.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and SUD Treatment

Arriving in the midst of an opioid crisis, evidence suggests that COVID-19 and associated policies negatively impacted people with substance use disorders.

Impact Report: COVID-19 Testing in State Prisons

Evidence suggests that more testing, early testing, and early mass testing may have been strategies that helped states achieve lower rates of COVID-19 mortality behind bars.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Domestic Violence Trends

Advancing knowledge about the impacts of the pandemic on domestic violence, a review of multiple studies comparing incidents of abuse before and after jurisdictions began imposing lockdowns finds an 8.1% increase.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

Two researchers evaluating crime trends in 34 American cities during the pandemic and social unrest over police violence presented new findings through December 2020 in a report for the Commission.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Prisons

Advancing knowledge about the impacts of COVID-19 on state and federal prisons, a report to the Commission updates a previous report on rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality in correctional facilities and describes differences in such rates among states.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Jails

A report by researchers with the NYU Public Safety Lab, based on data from 375 jails across 39 states, examined changes in jail populations, their composition, and rebooking trends from Jan. 1 through late October.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

Two researchers evaluating crime trends in 27 American cities during the pandemic and social unrest over police violence presented new findings through October 2020 in a report for the Commission.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Opioid Use Disorder

A report by researchers with the NYU Public Safety Lab, based on data from 375 jails across 39 states, examined changes in jail populations, their composition, and rebooking trends from Jan. 1 through late July.

Impact Report: Racial Disparities and COVID-19

This report reviews racial disparities in health and criminal justice outcomes and explores, as well as possible, how those same disparities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impact Report: Evidence for Public Health Measures to Reduce Risk

Johns Hopkins researchers summarize the current state and future projections of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and detail the impact that the pandemic has already had on the criminal justice system.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

Two researchers evaluating crime trends in 27 American cities during the pandemic and social unrest over police violence presented new findings through August 2020 in a report for the Commission.