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

Articles

Opioid Addictions Won’t be Cured by Tough Sentences

| May 23, 2017

This article by Right on Crime signatories, Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan, originally appeared in Fox News on May 22, 2017. One of the most important promises President Trump made during the campaign was his pledge to end the opioid epidemic – and he has taken some strong steps toward making good on that promise, including the creation of a commission and almost a half billion dollars in new funding. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announcement last week that federal prosecutors should “pursue ...

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Research

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction in Texas

| May 3, 2017

This new policy perspective from Derek Cohen and Haley Holik examines Texas' practice of trying 17 year olds in adult courts, stating research indicates that the juvenile system provides the most effective tools to punish and rehabilitate most youthful offenders. Cohen and Holik conclude by recommending that Texas "raise the age" of criminal responsibility for adults to 18. [pdf-embedder url="http://rightoncrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-04-RaisingAgeOfJuvCourtJurisdiction-CEJ-DerekCohen8pp.pd...

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Events

Right on Crime Webinar Campaign Update – Six Years Later

| February 18, 2016

The Right on Crime initiative is into its sixth year working to reform America’s criminal justice system state-to-state and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of the signatories to the Right on Crime statement of principles, we have been a part of major reforms being implemented in over 40 states. Join us for a webinar campaign update from stakeholders in the initiative as they discuss the state of conservative criminal justice reform in the states and Washington, DC. Presenters Ken Cuc...

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Conservative Leaders Support Right on Crime

Find out why conservative leaders like Newt Gingrich, Ed Meese, Grover Norquist, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Ralph Reed, Ken Cuccinelli, and many others have signed the Right on Crime Statement of Principles.

What Conservatives Are Saying About Criminal Justice Reform & Right on Crime

Learn why criminal justice reform is on the minds of prominent conservatives, elected officials and potential presidential candidates.

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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.

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