The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) was created to support fair and proportional sentencing policy, increase equity in criminal sentencing practice, and to promote increased visibility and aid public understanding of the sentencing process. The MSCCSP is responsible for oversight of the state's voluntary sentencing guidelines, collecting sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with legislative intent when necessary, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.


August 15, 2016

The MSCCSP is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lafferty, who is joining our staff as a Policy Analyst, Graduate Research Assistant. Jennifer joins us from Thomson Reuters, where she worked as an Associate Editor. Prior to that she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Office of the Bronx District Attorney. She earned her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 2006.