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


Katie Greer

November 3, 2017

Don’t Mess with Texas on Civil Asset Forfeiture

| November 3, 2017

If you haven’t heard the slogan, “Don’t mess with Texas,” you either live under a rock, or you’ve never met a Texan. While engaging in a conversation on civil asset forfeiture at an event hosted by Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Liberty Leadership Council, Texans proved that their slogan also applies to their sentiments on criminal ju...

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Joe Luppino-Esposito

October 27, 2017

DeMint Speaks at the Advancing Justice Summit

| October 27, 2017

Former South Carolina Senator and Right on Crime Signatory, Jim DeMint, kicked off this week’s Advancing Justice Summit alongside US Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) in Washington, DC. The day was packed with many sessions featuring criminal justice reform advocates and policymakers, all who shared their stories and recommendations for furthering reform. ...

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Conservatives and Criminal Justice Reform in Florida

| October 27, 2017

Right on Crime hosted an evening centered around conservatives for criminal justice reform in Tallahassee, Florida, Wednesday, October 25th. Former and current Florida lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates came together to discuss the current state of the criminal justice system in Florida and how the success of other conservative states can g...

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Criminal Justice Reform Summit | Austin, TX

| June 14, 2017

Think tank leaders and reform advocates from all over the country traveled to Austin on June 7 to gain insight on major issues affecting the criminal justice movement at the Right on Crime Criminal Justice Reform Summit. To better explain how the movement arrived where it is today, the summit was kicked off by a panel discussion on the history of r...

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Shannon Tracy

February 18, 2016

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 updat...

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Shannon Tracy

January 12, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture Summit – Dallas, TX

| January 12, 2016

On February 9th Right on Crime, in partnership with the Institute for Policy Innovation, hosted a two panel discussion on civil asset forfeiture in Dallas Texas. The first of these panels, When Innocence Does Not Help: How to Communicate about Civil Asset Forfeiture included discussion from Texas State Representative Matt Schaefer, Jason Pye from F...

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Policy Director Marc Levin Joins Panel Highlighting Missouri Criminal Justice System

| November 2, 2015

At 7 PM Central this evening, Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin will be joining a distinguished panel to discuss Missouri's criminal justice system. Titled "The State of Missouri’s Criminal Justice System: Legislative Solutions," the panel will highlight various challenges that Missouri faces in its justice system, both currently and ...

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Shannon Tracy

July 21, 2015

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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 Jud...

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Shannon Tracy

May 28, 2015

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June 26, 2015 – Civil Asset Forfeiture: Undue Process and Overdue Reforms

| May 28, 2015

On June 26, 2015, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Right on Crime, in partnership with FreedomWorks, Faith & Freedom Coalition, & Americans for Tax Reform, will host a Policy Primer on civil asset forfeiture in Washington D.C. This event will include two panel discussions, Civil Asset Forfeiture: Undue Process and Overdue Reforms. Civil asset f...

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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.