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 on Policing Backs Three Key Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Force, Increase Accountability

January 27, 2021

In addition to banning chokeholds and restricting use of no-knock warrants, the Task Force on Policing surmised that requiring officer intervention key increase accountability amongst law enforcement.

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Council on Criminal Justice Launches Task Force to Advance Fair, Effective Policing

November 22, 2020

A diverse panel of civil rights and law enforcement leaders, the Task Force on Policing, will identify evidence-based strategies to reduce police use of force and improve accountability.

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USA Today: Former attorneys general – Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19

October 6, 2020

Former attorneys general Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales explain the connections between criminal justice reform and slowing COVID-19 in prisons in this USA Today opinion piece.

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RSS CCJ Media Coverage

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.