The first national report on recidivism rates in three years is just out from the Justice Department. In a new brief, the Council highlights key takeaways, noting that return-to-prison rates have dropped significantly.
Dr. Alex Piquero, Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami, discusses his research on the increase in domestic violence during the pandemic and shares some thoughts on police reform.
In the Violent Crime Working Group's first meeting, diverse experts identified the values and goals they will bring to their urgent work.
Led by former U.S. Attorneys General Hon. Alberto Gonzales and Loretta Lynch, the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice issued recommendations for a post-pandemic world.
Task Force Highlights Five Priorities for Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Excessive Force, Boost Accountability
The Task Force on Policing identified the top five changes to make in law enforcement that are most likely to make a difference.
Task Force Backs Series of Reforms to Boost Policy Accountability for Excessive Force, Other Misconduct
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.
The Task Force on Policing concludes police training must focus more on critical communication and de-escalation skills.
Task Force members DeRay Mckesson, Sheriff Rosie Rivera, and Tashante McCoy-Ham joined director Nancy La Vigne for a conversation about their first set of recommendations.
CCJ Chief Policy Counsel Marc Levin shares his perspective on the U.S. Department of Justice's role in complicating prosecutorial discretion.
Task Force on Policing Backs Three Key Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Force, Increase Accountability
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.
As the Task Force finalized its first assessments of policing reforms intended to reduce use of force and increase accountability, armed civilians invaded our nation’s Capitol in a violent insurrection broadcast live in millions of American living rooms.
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.
Members share their views on the launch of the Task Force on Policing and what it means for the future of public safety. Art Acevedo, Chief, Houston Police Department; President, Major Cities Chiefs Association: “Our communities are hurting, and it’s essential that we not only demonstrate that we’re listening, but also that we commit ourselves…
A striking partisan divide characterizes public perceptions of police in the United States. The Council delves into these perceptions in a discussion with key researchers and experts.
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.
National Commission Issues Recommendations to Contain Coronavirus, Improve Justice System Readiness for Future Health Crises
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.
A True Second Chance: A Natural Experiment on Diversion in Texas Reveals Big Benefits for Crime, Employment
Are "second chances" in the form of deferrals truly effective? In this post, the Council reviews the research on Texas defendants who have received deferred adjudications of guilt.
This post delves into the intergenerational effects of anti-poverty programs and how these efforts could impact the criminal justice system.
Research shows that when recruiting candidates for law enforcement, messaging is key. The Council reviews data demonstrating the changes in messaging that can build a wider, more diverse pool of applicants.
DeRay Mckesson, co-founder of Campaign Zero, and Charles Ramsey, former police chief in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, discuss the meaning of defunding the police and the role of law enforcement in society.
Facing COVID-19, a series of Council on Criminal Justice web events, features leaders on the front lines of protecting public safety, public health, and justice as the criminal justice system responds to the coronavirus pandemic.
Police leaders spoke with the Council on Criminal Justice during this web event about community cooperation and personal responsibility amongst law enforcement.
On October 17, the Council on Criminal Justice and Arnold Ventures convened 200 top leaders, thinkers and doers from across the criminal justice and policy field to explore the key forces and trends that are shaping the criminal justice reform landscape today.
CCJ released a new study conducted by Professor Emeritus Richard Rosenfeld, Ernesto Lopez, and Thomas Abt, spanning violent, property, and drug offenses across 34 U.S. cities.