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A True Second Chance: A Natural Experiment on Diversion in Texas Reveals Big Benefits for Crime, Employment

By cbailey | July 22, 2020

Are “second chances” in the form of deferrals truly effective? In this post, the Council reviews the research on Texas defendants who have received deferred adjudications of guilt.

Investing in Children Breaks Cycles of Poverty and Criminal Justice Involvement

By cbailey | July 6, 2020

This post delves into the intergenerational effects of anti-poverty programs and how these efforts could impact the criminal justice system.

Changing Police Recruitment Messages Attracts a Larger and More Diverse Applicant Pool

By cbailey | June 22, 2020

Research shows that when recruiting candidates for law enforcement, messaging is key. The Council reviews data demonstrating the changes in messaging that can build a wider, more diverse pool of applicants.

Diverse in Expertise and Perspective, CCJ Members Serve as Media Resource for Broad Range of Topics

By maxine | June 17, 2020

With more than 175 members from across the criminal justice field, the Council on Criminal Justice serves as an expert resource for journalists covering everything from policing and crime trends to corrections, the courts, reentry, urban violence, and substance abuse, as well as the politics of reform and broader context of social and racial justice.Members…

CCJ Names Khalil Cumberbatch Senior Fellow

By maxine | June 11, 2020

Cumberbatch joins national organization focused on enhancing safety and justice New York, NY  – Khalil A. Cumberbatch, a nationally recognized formerly incarcerated advocate for criminal justice policy reform, has been named a Senior Fellow by the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ), a nonpartisan invitational membership organization and think tank. Cumberbatch will play a lead role in helping direct…

Washington Post Partnership: Race in America

By cbailey | June 10, 2020

DeRay Mckesson, co-founder of Campaign Zero, and Charles Ramsey, former police chief in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, discuss the meaning of defunding the police and the role of law enforcement in society.

Expert Task Force Unveils Consensus Roadmap for Federal Action on Criminal Justice

By maxine | May 27, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic adds urgency to 15 evidence-based recommendations for improving public safety, health, and justice WASHINGTON, D.C. – With unprecedented speed and force, COVID-19 has upended life in the United States, sidelining entire industries while devastating families and communities. It has also laid bare the perilous vulnerabilities of our nation’s criminal justice system – and everyone connected…

Council Perspectives: Police and Communities

By cbailey | May 25, 2020

The Council on Criminal Justice (staff, Board of Trustees, and members) share their thoughts on law enforcement and their role in our communities.

Facing COVID-19 in the Community

By abby | May 12, 2020

Facing COVID-19, a series of Council on Criminal Justice web events, features leaders on the front lines of protecting public safety, public health, and justice as the criminal justice system responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 and Corrections: Challenges and Strategies

By abby | April 30, 2020

Leaders of three corrections systems discussed the variety of challenges they face in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jails.