The conservative approach to criminal justice:
fighting crime, supporting victims, and protecting taxpayers.


| June 20, 2013

The Heritage Foundation recently published USA vs YOU, which chronicles 22 stories of Americans persecuted under overbroad criminal laws. Due to this overcriminalization, collecting rainwater can lead to weeks behind bars, and a child rescuing a bird can be charged as a criminal. A diverse group of public interest groups, from Right on Crime to the ACLU are united in the effort to restore America’s criminal justice system to its proper scope.


RIGHT ON CRIME is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.