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Top National Criminal Justice Expert, Marc Levin, Joins Council on Criminal Justice Team

By maxine | January 14, 2021

Cumberbatch, Warren, Bailey Promoted as Staff Grows, Diversifies WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) today announced that leading criminal justice expert Marc Levin will join the CCJ staff as Chief Policy Counsel.  A former law clerk for a federal judge, Levin was the founding director in 2005 of the Center for Effective Justice at the…

National Commission Recommends Reducing Density of Criminal Justice System Based on Lessons Learned During COVID-19

By maxine | December 14, 2020

Led by Former U.S. AGs Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales, diverse panel also says corrections staff, incarcerated people should be prioritized for coronavirus vaccine.

Coronavirus Infection Rates Remain Nearly Four Times Higher in State and Federal Prisons than in General Population

By maxine | December 7, 2020

Half of early decline in jail population has been erased; average jail detention has doubled during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Infection Rates Remain Nearly Four Times Higher in State and Federal Prisons than in General Population

By maxine | December 7, 2020

Half of early decline in jail population has been erased; average jail detention has doubled during the pandemic.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Prisons

By maxine | December 6, 2020

Advancing knowledge about the impacts of COVID-19 on state and federal prisons, a report to the Commission updates a previous report on rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality in correctional facilities and describes differences in such rates among states.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Jails

By maxine | December 6, 2020

A report by researchers with the NYU Public Safety Lab, based on data from 375 jails across 39 states, examined changes in jail populations, their composition, and rebooking trends from Jan. 1 through late October.

New Data Shows that Violent Crime Rates Remain Above 2019 Levels in Major American Cities

By maxine | December 1, 2020

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.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

By maxine | November 30, 2020

Two researchers evaluating crime trends in 27 American cities during the pandemic and social unrest over police violence presented new findings through October 2020 in a report for the Commission.

UpClose with Alice Marie Johnson

By maxine | November 23, 2020

Learn more about Alice Marie Johnson’s journey after her release from incarceration, including her role as CEO of the Taking Action for Good Foundation.

Council on Criminal Justice Launches Task Force to Advance Fair, Effective Policing

By maxine | November 22, 2020

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.