press releases

Alternatives to Prosecution and Incarceration for Justice-Involved Veterans: A Model Policy Framework

September 6, 2023

Veterans encountering the criminal justice system confront a patchwork of interventions designed to help them, but many fall through the cracks. This policy roadmap encourages jurisdictions to expand alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for veterans and allow those whose cases are diverted to pursue record expungement.

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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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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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