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State Sentencing Reforms Had Little Impact on Racial Disparities in Imprisonment, Analysis Finds

By Rachel Yen | April 11, 2024

Disparities in female prison populations declined substantially, largely driven by a 138% increase in prison admissions for White women from 2000 to 2019.

UpClose with John Malcolm

By Rachel Yen | March 27, 2024

This month’s member spotlight features John Malcolm. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Veterans Justice Commission Urges Department of Defense, VA to Boost Transition Support for Service Members

By Rachel Yen | February 29, 2024

Led by two former defense secretaries, the 15-member commission calls for risk assessment, joint transition centers, and other actions to cut the number of justice-involved veterans

First Step Act Implementation and Beyond – A Conversation with Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters

By Rachel Yen | February 13, 2024

On January 22, the leaders of the Council on Criminal Justice Centering Justice initiative – Khalil Cumberbatch and Marc Levin – led a conversation with Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters to discuss the First Step Act.

Racial Disparities Among Veterans

By Rachel Yen | February 1, 2024

What does the data tell us about racial disparities among veterans? This fact sheet provides a snapshot, examining the racial breakdown for arrests, incarceration, homelessness, military justice, and more.

Homicide, Gun Assaults, Most Other Violent Crimes Fall in U.S. Cities but Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Rachel Yen | January 25, 2024

New CCJ Analysis of 2023 Crime Trends Also Documents a Continuing Surge in Motor Vehicle Theft, With Incidents Doubling Since 2019

Trends in Motor Vehicle Theft: What You Need to Know

By Rachel Yen | January 24, 2024

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of motor vehicle theft in the U.S. It examines changes in theft rates since 1960 and explores other variables, such as arrests, theft location, and clearance rates.

UpClose with Ciera Bates-Chamberlain

By Rachel Yen | January 18, 2024

This month’s member spotlight features Ciera Bates-Chamberlain. Bates-Chamberlain was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She is committed to furthering the fight for social and economic justice by strengthening communities through radical theology.

Unwavering Intent: Congress’ Enduring Commitment to Veterans Benefits

By Rachel Yen | January 11, 2024

The VA denies benefits to service members assigned an “other than honorable” discharge. Does that practice align with what Congress intended, and what’s best for veterans and public safety?

Perspectives on DOJ Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap

By Rachel Yen | December 21, 2023

After the DOJ released its Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap, Violent Crime Working Group members shared their perspectives on their experience and the importance of the Ten Essential Actions.