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

National Commission Issues Recommendations to Contain Coronavirus, Improve Justice System Readiness for Future Health Crises

October 1, 2020

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice released a set of recommendations calling on leaders in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections to reduce COVID-19 in the criminal justice system.

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An Overloaded Criminal Justice System Responds to a Public Health Crisis

April 6, 2020

The Council launched a series of video panels featuring Council leaders and members grappling with the pandemic.

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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.