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.

The Crime Report
Guns: Yes, Virginia, There Really is a Middle Ground

By maxine | July 15, 2022

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision, Levin argues that Americans can find middle ground on guns.

Health and Reentry Project
Issue Brief 2

By maxine | July 14, 2022

This issue brief outlines key principles for changing Medicaid’s role in reentry, proposes a new reentry care model, and identifies essential elements for successful implementation of potential new Medicaid reentry policies.

UpClose with Tarra Simmons

By maxine | July 1, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Tarra Simmons, representative for the 23rd legislative district in Washington State and founding director of Civil Survival.