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 31, 2018

Proposed amendments to the Maryland criminal sentencing guidelines were published in the Maryland Register (Volume 45, Issue 18). Public comments on the proposed revisions will be accepted through October 1, 2018. 

August 27, 2018

The MSCCSP is pleased to welcome Molly Triece, who is joining the MSCCSP staff as a Policy Analyst, Graduate Research Assistant. Molly is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.