The Justice Reinvestment Act of 2011 made major changes to the law of sentencing and corrections in North Carolina. This app contains a summary of those changes. It was designed primarily to meet the needs of probation officers, but it includes information useful to anyone in the criminal justice system.
The legal information contained in this app is primarily the work of UNC School of Government faculty member Jamie Markham, a recognized expert in the law of sentencing and corrections who regularly trains judges, lawyers, and probation officers in the subject. Attorney Christopher Tyner helped create the app.
• Navigation: Users can navigate the app using an intuitive table of contents as well as a search function.
• FAQs: The app includes an extensive list of frequently asked questions, addressing many of the real-world issues that have arisen under the new law.
• Bookmarks: The app keeps track of recently researched topics and allows the user to bookmark frequently used information.
• Offline Viewing: Once the app is downloaded to a device, much of the content is available for offline viewing. The app can be used in remote areas or inside secure facilities where cellular networks or Wi-Fi may not be available.
• Updates: The app will be updated periodically as the law changes. The app was last updated on April 19, 2013.
Best of all, the app is free. It isn’t a “free trial” or a “free version” with minimal functionality that encourages the user to purchase a paid version – it is completely free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the United States Department of Justice.
Users should be aware that the app is a quick reference for frequently used information. It is not intended as a substitute for a comprehensive legal reference. Nor is it intended to provide legal advice or to substitute the advice of agency counsel.
Additional Information. The School of Government offers a wide range of other criminal law resources, many of which are also free of charge. For more information about these resources, please visit the School’s home page, the School’s criminal law page, the School’s publications page, and the North Carolina Criminal Law Blog.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-RR-BX-K071 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.
© 2013 School of Government. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This work is copyrighted and subject to “fair use” as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this mobile application may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means—including but not limited to copying, distributing, selling, or using commercially—without the express written permission of the publisher. Commercial distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.