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.

Member Statements

By maxine | November 22, 2020

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…

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Opioid Use Disorder

By maxine | November 10, 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 July.

Impact Report: Racial Disparities and COVID-19

By maxine | November 9, 2020

This report reviews racial disparities in health and criminal justice outcomes and explores, as well as possible, how those same disparities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UpClose with Carlos Martinez

By maxine | October 23, 2020

Carlos Martinez shares his story with the Council, from his past as a public defender to helping citizens returning from incarceration obtain employment.

Impact Report: Evidence for Public Health Measures to Reduce Risk

By maxine | October 15, 2020

Johns Hopkins researchers summarize the current state and future projections of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and detail the impact that the pandemic has already had on the criminal justice system.

Public Perceptions of the Police

By abby | October 7, 2020

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.

USA Today: Former attorneys general – Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19

By maxine | October 6, 2020

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.