Statement of Principles

Shannon Tracy | July 21, 2016
Our Statement of Principles forms the backbone of Right on Crime’s mission, and serves as a strong guide that conservatives nationwide can apply in achieving cost-effective justice systems that…

Right on Crime Brochure

Shannon Tracy | July 20, 2016
Here is some copy to describe the brochure

February 18, 2016

Shannon Tracy | February 17, 2016
Conservatives continue to lead the way on criminal justice reform and Right on Crime is the “tip of the spear” – leading key reform efforts across the country and…

“Comprehensive and Common Sense Justice Reform in Md.”

Michael Haugen | January 14, 2016
Yesterday in the Baltimore Sun, Right on Crime signatory Robert Ehrlich highlights a comprehensive justice reform package released last month in Maryland that seeks to “further reduce the state’s…

“Obama’s Missed Opportunity on Criminal Justice Reform”

Michael Haugen | January 14, 2016
Over at the Washington Examiner, Right on Crime signatory Jerry Madden remarks with disappointment that in a State of the Union speech that hinted at a bipartisan opportunity to…

Federal Compromise on Criminal Justice Reform Bill Announced in Senate

Right on Crime | October 1, 2015
On October 1, a collection of senators announced that an agreement had been reached on the CORRECTIONS Act and the Smarter Sentencing Act, both bipartisan criminal justice reform bills…

The Right Prescription for Mental Health in Criminal Justice

Right on Crime | September 18, 2015
On Wednesday, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice hosted a policy primer entitled “The Right Prescription for Mental Health in Criminal Justice,” which discussed the intersection…

New BJS Report Shows Once Again Declining Incarceration Rates

Right on Crime | September 17, 2015
  The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the nation’s incarceration number for 2014, and they reveal some notable positive trends. Our country can yet again present a decreasing…

“Correcting the Texas Justice System”

Right on Crime | September 1, 2015
The world of criminal justice policy is changing. This process is not beginning now, but its life is still relatively short. Communities and taxpayers, fed up with inefficient use…

Illinois’ Stubbornly High Recidivism Rate, And A Lesson From Texas

Michael Haugen | August 13, 2015
In a new Huffington Post column yesterday, Hilary Gowins points out that Illinois has been lagging behind other states recently in its inability to roll back a stubbornly high…

Advocates, Analysts See Pivotal Moment in Push for Reforms

Derek M. Cohen | August 3, 2015
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 included…

Juvenile Justice Victories and Continued Effort

Right on Crime | July 24, 2015
On May 25, Nevada joined thirteen other states and prohibited the sentencing of juveniles to life without the possibility of parole. This is part of the growing trend reaffirming…
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