Find the latest justice-related resources for counties in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support the administration of justice, counties invest $93 billion a year in justice and public safety services. Counties operate 91 percent of the nation’s jails, where 10.6 million individuals cycle in and out of more than 3,000 local jails each year. In addition, counties play a crucial role in supporting probation and parole with approximately 4.5 million people under community supervision. The COVID-19 outbreak puts many of these services, the people who provide them and the people they serve at risk. Counties across the nation have acted swiftly to implement changes in operations to keep people safe during this pandemic. Responses at the law enforcement, jail, court and community supervision levels are being used to protect the health and well-being of justice-involved individuals and staff and maintain public safety.