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

Task Force Backs Series of Reforms to Boost Policy Accountability for Excessive Force, Other Misconduct

April 15, 2021

The Task Force on Policing found that increased government oversight, body-worn cameras, and a national database of decertified officers could enhance accountability and transparency in law enforcement.

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Task Force Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial

March 29, 2021

CCJ’s Task Force on Policing shares perspective on the crucial need for officers to intervene following the Derek Chauvin trial.

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Task Force Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Police Training, National Standards to Reduce Use of Force

March 25, 2021

The Task Force on Policing concludes police training must focus more on critical communication and de-escalation skills.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

Media Inquiries

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