What is Centering Justice?

By maxine | September 15, 2022

We believe shared values across the ideological spectrum can be translated into criminal justice policies and practices worthy of our highest ideals.

UpClose with Jeffrey Korzenik

By Zelle Calina | August 19, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Jeffrey Korzenik, the Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank.

Council Launches National Veterans Justice Commission with Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Hagel, Panetta

By maxine | August 16, 2022

Diverse expert panel will examine factors driving veterans’ involvement in criminal justice system, produce recommendations for policy changes.

Washington Monthly
Don’t Abort Local Prosecutors’ Discretion

By maxine | August 11, 2022

Levin and Cumberbatch discuss the importance of maintaining local prosecutorial discretion.

From Service through Reentry
A Preliminary Assessment of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

By maxine | August 9, 2022

This report summarizes the current state of knowledge about veterans in the civilian justice system and serves as a foundation for the Veterans Justice Commission’s work.

Homicides, Gun Assaults Fall Modestly
in Major U.S. Cities as Robberies Spike

By maxine | July 27, 2022

New CCJ analysis also finds that property crimes increased in the first six months of 2022, while drug offenses continued to decline.

UpClose with Richard Jerome

By Zelle Calina | July 27, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Richard Jerome, civil rights lawyer and expert in police accountability.

Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Mid-Year 2022 Update

By maxine | July 22, 2022

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities, extending the data through 2022 mid-year.

New CCJ Analysis: Long Sentences by the Numbers

By maxine | July 20, 2022

The Task Force on Long Sentences is assessing our nation’s use of long prison terms and formulating recommendations to advance safety and justice. This series of charts serves as a foundation for the deliberations of the group, a diverse set of experts from varied sectors of the criminal justice field and across the ideological spectrum.

New Analysis Shows Jump in Share of State
Prison Population Serving Sentences of 10+ Years

By maxine | July 19, 2022

CCJ task force report also finds increase in average time spent in prison by those receiving long sentences and a doubling of the population 55 and over serving such terms.