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New CCJ Analysis Estimates First Step Act Releases Have Lower Recidivism Rates, Arrests

August 21, 2023

People released under the First Step Act (FSA) are estimated to have lower recidivism rates and fewer arrests than similarly situated people released from federal prison prior to the Act’s implementation, according to a new analysis released today by the Council on Criminal Justice.

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Homicide, Other Violent Crimes Decline in U.S. Cities but Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

July 20, 2023

New CCJ Analysis of 2023 Crime Trends Also Documents a Continuing Spike in Motor Vehicle Theft, With Offenses More Than Doubling in Seven Cities

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Task Force on Long Sentences Releases Comprehensive Roadmap to Strengthen Public Safety and Advance Justice 

March 21, 2023

Based on a year-long analysis, recommendations outline steps to focus resources on violence prevention and victim restoration

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