Hill Briefing: The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime will host a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform” on Tuesday, July 5 at 1:30 in Rayburn HOB, Room 2226. Featured speakers include:

Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
Pat Nolan, American Conservative Union Foundation
Craig DeRoche, Prison Fellowship
Marc Levin and Derek Cohen, Right on Crime

Conservatives in Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and a number of other “red” states have lead the way on criminal justice reform for many years. Governors and conservative champions in legislatures have experienced great success by putting conservative principles first: leading to lowered costs to taxpayers, preservation of families, prioritization of victims and, most importantly, enhanced public safety.

If you believe that Washington, DC needs of more conservative principles in action, then you should join us to learn and discuss how criminal justice reform accomplishes those goals.

1:30-2:30: Panel Discussion Featuring:

2:30-3:00: Address by Marc Levin, Policy Director of the Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

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Pew Public Safety Performance Project - Excellent source for data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs.

Right on Crime - Prominent Conservative leaders working to make sensible and proven reforms to our criminal justice system - policies that will cut prison costs while keeping the public safe.

Heritage Foundation, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies - Excellent source for Information about overcriminalization and its impact on American society.

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - Advocates solutions that refocus criminal justice resources on dangerous offenders and put the right programs in place to hold non-violent offenders accountable while providing them with the resources they need to become contributing members of society. The Justice Performance Project focuses on three key areas: Corrections and Reentry, Pretrial Release and Overcriminalization.

CATO Institute - Libertarian perspective on criminal laws and their impact on a free society

Justice Fellowship - The criminal justice reform arm of Prison Fellowship. JF works to reform the justice system to reflect traditional principles of restorative justice.

National Reentry Resource Center - Provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.

Vera Institute of Justice - Advocates criminal justice policies that promote fairness, protect public safety, and ensure that resources are used efficiently.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums - Advocates criminal sentences that are individualized, humane, and sufficient to impose fair punishment and protect public safety.

Sentencing Project - Works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

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