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

a project of the texas public policy foundation, in partnership with the AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION and JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP


Juvenile Justice Reform Gives Kids a Better Vision for their Future

| April 20, 2016

I’m a lucky man. People may know me for my college and NFL career on the gridiron: I attended UC Berkeley and played for the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins.  I was blessed by a career that was shaped by hard work, good coaching, and smart decisions. But not always. I was a high school dropout.  I wasn’t a bad kid, but I did lack vision.  As the old saying goes, “For lack of vision, our people will perish.”  I couldn’t see my future, and I picked up some bad habits.  The resu...

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Asset Forfeiture by Texas Law Enforcement

| April 7, 2016

While the abstract debate on civil asset forfeiture remains hotly contested in Texas, two elements often omitted from the discussion is “how much,” and “where” the practice takes place. Unfortunately, delineating civil forfeiture from that which occurs pursuant to a criminal conviction is impossible under current reporting law. Still, insight into the volume and location of forfeitures is telling. It reveals where the practice may be overused, establishing a reliance on the proceeds of the legally ...

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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.


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.