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

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Homicides Continued to Increase in Major U.S. Cities in 2021, but at Slower Pace

January 25, 2022

New CCJ analysis shows rise in other violent crimes while drug violations and most property offenses fall again.

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Violent Crime Working Group Releases Action Plan for Cities

January 12, 2022

Amid a rise in homicide, diverse CCJ panel urges leaders to reject “us vs. them” politics and collaborate on ten essential steps to reduce violence now.

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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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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

Media Inquiries

To learn more about the Council's projects or schedule an interview with one of our expert staff or members, please contact Jenifer Warren, Senior Editor and Director, Media Relations.