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

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Derek M. Cohen

August 3, 2015

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This commentary, written by Sarah Barr, originally appeared in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange on August 3, 2015 President Obama’s sweeping speech on criminal justice reform last month ...

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Right on Crime

July 30, 2015

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Yesterday, Right On Crime Senior Fellow Jerry Madden participated in a panel discussion on HuffPost Live, examining recent legislation that seeks to reform a federal criminal justice system that has s...

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Articles

Federal Criminal Justice Reform is Long Overdue

| July 24, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner's statement last Thursday calling for criminal justice reform was a welcome cap to a week of bipartisan and inter-branch voices calling for reform of our federal prison system. The speaker is the latest in a long list of conservatives championing an approach to sentencing and corrections policymaking that is not just "tough on crime" but right on crime. In just one week, the speaker announced that he supports criminal justice reform efforts in the House of Representatives, the Ho...

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Research

Overincarceration Of People With Mental Illness

| June 3, 2015

In a new white paper for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, mental health policy fellow Kate Murphy and policy intern Christi Barr present some of the myriad issues attendant with the overincarceration of people with mental illnesses in Texas, and make recommendations for both local and state governments to encourage alternatives when feasible. Part of the problem, they state, is a lack of coordination between state and local governments that has impeded local officials' ability to resolve the problems as...

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Events

Watch the Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice LIVE

| July 21, 2015

On Wednesday, July 22nd, at 10:00 am eastern, the Coalition for Public Safety and #cut50 will cohost the Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice. The Summit will feature some of the nation’s prominent voices pursuing reforms, including: Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesU.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Democratic Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rand Paul (R-KY)Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-V...

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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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