Who We Are
The Council on Criminal Justice works to advance understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and build consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. Independent and nonpartisan, the Council is an invitational membership organization and think tank, serving as a center of gravity and incubator of policy and leadership for the criminal justice field.
The Council is a catalyst for progress based on facts, evidence and fundamental principles of justice. Above all, the Council is founded on the belief that a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nation's well-being.
Our nation's criminal justice system is not producing enough safety or justice. Although crime and incarceration rates have receded from historic highs, racial and economic disparities persist, and too many communities struggle with violence and substance abuse.
Over the past decade, compelling improvements have been adopted across the country, borne of strong backing across the ideological spectrum. Our nation needs nonpartisan institutions that encourage people to focus on facts and agree on central issues. The Council is designed to provide sound data and research from trustworthy sources.
The Council advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. We believe a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nation's well-being.
Meet the Team
President and CEO
Chair, Violent Crime Working Group, Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice
Director, Women's Justice Commission
Finance Consultant, Arabella Advisors
Policy and External Affairs Specialist
Project Director, Crime Trends Working Group
Consultant, Brimley Group
Khalil A. Cumberbatch
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Senior Communications Specialist
Chief Policy Counsel
Director, Task Force on Long Sentences
Senior Advisor, Director, Corporate Partnerships
Vice President, Membership and External Relations
Programs and Operations Specialist
Senior Research Specialist
Director, Veterans Justice Commission
Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Senior Editor and Director, Media Relations
Digital Communications Specialist
Partners & Advisors
The Council is grateful for current and previous partnerships with the following organizations.
The Council is grateful for generous support from its current and previous funders, including the following organizations.