September 2020 | Issue 1
Perspectives on Bail Reform
The cash bail system has received a significant amount of attention recently from all sectors. While most people can agree that the criminal justice system requires reforms, views on ending the cash bail system have been a bit more contentious. During a recent conversation on this topic, a lively conversation illustrated some divergent perspectives. To learn more about the discussion, click below.
Member Resources
Letter to FEMA Regarding COVID-19 Reimbursable Expenses
CSG joined its fellow members of the Big Seven in signing a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expressing concern over the potential intention to eliminate personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants as eligible reimbursable expenses under Public Assistance for COVID-19. To read the letter in its entirety, click below.
U.S. Supreme Court Trends on Emergency Requests
Since April 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court has handled numerous emergency requests related to COVID-19, including those related to stay-at-home orders and judge-made changes to elections laws. While the decision trends in both categories are clear, the reasons are not. To learn more about these recent decisions and the implications for state governments, click below.
The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) works to enhance public safety by improving response and recovery efforts from emergencies, disasters, and other threats to the nation's security. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked to provide updates on emergency measures allowing states to gain a snapshot of efforts throughout the nation. To see the latest NEMA Pacific Disaster Center COVID Emergency Measures Tracker, click below.
Meeting Content on Demand
On demand playback of the Annual Meeting sessions is now available! If you missed a session or just want to revisit a conversation, just login to the meeting portal and make your selection. For sessions with reference materials, just click the button at the top left of the viewing screen to view and download.
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the CSG COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandemic.
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