Since its launch in 2019, the Council on Criminal Justice has quickly become a nonpartisan, authoritative voice on criminal justice policy and research.

The Council's work is regularly covered by a wide variety of national and regional news outlets, and its leaders and members are frequently sought by reporters for their perspectives on a broad range of criminal justice topics.

Press Releases and Statements

Council Launches New Violent Crime Working Group

July 29, 2021

Council launches Violent Crime Working Group as murder counts in major American cities continued to rise throughout the first half of 2021.

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New Report Shows Homicide Rise Continues in U.S. Cities in 2021

May 21, 2021

Rates Remain Below Historical Highs, but Figures Show 49% Increase over Same Period in 2019 Washington, D.C. – Murder rates in major American cities continued to rise through the first quarter of 2021, according to new research released today by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ). Gun and other aggravated assaults also increased, the data show, while…

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Task Force Highlights Five Priorities for Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Excessive Force, Boost Accountability

May 19, 2021

The Task Force on Policing identified the top five changes to make in law enforcement that are most likely to make a difference.

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Media Inquiries

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