Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission

Makes recommendations to the General Assembly for the modification of sentencing laws and policies.

Commission Publications

Juvenile Recidivism

This report examines the recidivism of juveniles who were brought to court with a delinquent complaint.

Offense Classifications

Felony and Misdemeanor classification under the Structured Sentencing Act for offenses committed on or after December 1, 2018.

Punishment Grids

Minimum/Maximum Sentence Tables for felony, misdemeanor, Class B1 through E Sex Offenders and ASR.

Quick Facts

Summarizes and highlights key findings, convictions, dispositions, and recidivism from Sentencing Commission reports and publications.

SMCP Capacity Projections

Projection of available bed space for the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program for the next five fiscal years.

Study Reports

A collection of SPAC study reports on various criminal justice topics of interest, many in response to legislative directives or requests.

About

The North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1990 to make recommendations to the General Assembly for the modification of sentencing laws and policies, and for the addition, deletion, or expansion of sentencing options as necessary to achieve policy goals.

The Commission has 28 members drawn from all three branches of government; from all areas of the criminal justice system; and from the public.

Learn more about the program

Contact

Email

sentencingcommission@nccourts.org

Telephone(919) 890-1470Fax(919) 890-1933

Mailing AddressN.C. Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission
North Carolina Judicial Center
PO Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602