The Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) in 1999 as an independent agency to support fair and proportional sentencing policy and to monitor the State's voluntary sentencing guidelines for criminal cases sentenced in the circuit courts. The MSCCSP is responsible for collecting and automating the sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with the sentencing practices of Maryland circuit court judges, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.


May 13, 2019

The MSCCSP is pleased to welcome Robert L. Green as the newest member of the Commission. Governor Hogan appointed Mr. Green as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS), effective May 13, 2019. Secretary Green assumes his position with the MSCCSP by virtue of his appointment as Secretary of the DPSCS.