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

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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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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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.