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.

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Diverse in Expertise and Perspective, CCJ Members Serve as Media Resource for Broad Range of Topics

June 17, 2020

With more than 175 members from across the criminal justice field, the Council on Criminal Justice serves as an expert resource for journalists covering everything from policing and crime trends to corrections, the courts, reentry, urban violence, and substance abuse, as well as the politics of reform and broader context of social and racial justice.Members…

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CCJ Names Khalil Cumberbatch Senior Fellow

June 11, 2020

Cumberbatch joins national organization focused on enhancing safety and justice New York, NY  – Khalil A. Cumberbatch, a nationally recognized formerly incarcerated advocate for criminal justice policy reform, has been named a Senior Fellow by the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ), a nonpartisan invitational membership organization and think tank. Cumberbatch will play a lead role in helping direct…

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Expert Task Force Unveils Consensus Roadmap for Federal Action on Criminal Justice

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic adds urgency to 15 evidence-based recommendations for improving public safety, health, and justice WASHINGTON, D.C. – With unprecedented speed and force, COVID-19 has upended life in the United States, sidelining entire industries while devastating families and communities. It has also laid bare the perilous vulnerabilities of our nation’s criminal justice system – and everyone connected…

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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.