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

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Right on Crime

March 27, 2015

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Today the movers and shakers in criminal justice reform have met in the nation's capitol to discuss viable options in the future. The surprising number of bipartisan supports of this movement shows t...

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Right on Crime

March 26, 2015

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The Federalist's Rachel Lu describes the scene in Georgia, telling the success story of that state's criminal justice reform efforts, with Right on Crime leading the way. This Thursday, at the...

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Articles

Treating Kids as Kids to Help Curb Crime

| March 20, 2015

Former House Speaker and Right on Crime signatory Newt Gingrich took to the New York Post to urge support for New York State's juvenile justice reforms. Taxpayers are entitled to a justice system that keeps us safe, compels criminals to take responsibility and uses public resources efficiently. Often, we get none of the above. Many “tough on crime” measures fail to protect us, instead increasing crime. Among the most destructive are policies that treat young people as adults in our criminal justi...

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Research

Pre-Trial Justice 101: Key Points for Policymakers

| March 2, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Center for Effective Justice Director Marc Levin outlining recommendations for effective pretrial justice. The paper, Pretrial Justice 101: Ten Key Points for Policymakers, identifies improvements in pretrial efficiency and how to implement them. “Certainly, those who are at a high risk of doing violence should be held until their trial so as not to create more victims,” said Levin. “However, detaining too many low-risk offende...

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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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