Federal Judicial Center

The Center provides education and training for judges and federal court employees, and coordinates educational programs for federal public defenders.

United States Sentencing Commission

A bipartisan, independent agency created by Congress to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing. The Commission establishes and amends sentencing guidelines and assists in developing effective and efficient crime policy.

United States Probation Office

This office carries out probation and pretrial services functions in U.S. district courts. If you or your family member are released on bond, serving a probation sentence, or on supervised release after being released from federal prison, a probation officer will be assigned to you. In the Charlotte area, the U.S. Probation Office is located at 200 South College Street, Suite 1650, Charlotte, NC 28202-2005 and the office number is 704-350-7600. In the Asheville area, the U.S. Probation Office is located at 45 Clayton Street, Asheville, NC 28801 and the office number is 828-771-7340.

National Reentry Resource Center

The NRRC is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry to the community from prison. In addition to research and an online library, the NRRC maintains online state and local reentry directories that help people identify service providers in their communities.

Immigration Advocates Network

The IAN is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants’ rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. This site provides free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.

Immigration Law Help

This website is a project of the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), and is a searchable online directory of free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal service providers in all 50 states. The website also allows users to choose in which language they would like to view the site (upper right corner on home page).