Overwhelming Majority of Utah Voters Support Bail Reform: New Poll by Justice Action Network and Libertas Institute

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92% of Utahns Support the Use Of Data-Driven Risk Assessments in Pretrial Procedures 86% of Utahns Believe Judges Should Have Options Other Than Cash Bail for Pretrial Defendants SALT LAKE CITY – Today the Justice Action Network and Utah’s Libertas Institutereleased a new poll that shows the overwhelming majority of Utah voters support pretrial reform measures, such as giving judges options other than cash bail for defendants and utilizing data-driven risk assessments in pretrial procedures.The poll was conducted and released leading up to the start of the 2018 legislative session, which began Monday, January 22. The Utah court system is working to implement a risk assessment tool for judges to use …

Bipartisan Justice Action Network Welcomes NFL Owners and Players’ Joint Effort on Justice Reform

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Washington, D.C. –  The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system across the country, issued the following statement after a press call with the NFL commissioner, franchise owners, and members of the Players Coalition to discuss the league’s new Let’s Listen Together initiative. Focused on social justice, the joint effort between owners and players will highlight ongoing engagement efforts among players, owners, law enforcement, and civic organizations to improve communities. Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network: “Today’s joint announcement from the NFL and their players on new efforts to move the ball forward on criminal justice reform was both thoughtful and …

Trump Sends the Signal: The Time is Now to Pass Federal Criminal Justice Reform

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Justice Action Network Says White House Meeting Breathes New Life Into Bipartisan Reform, Which Is Both Smart Policy and Smart Politics    Washington, D.C. – The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in DC and across the country, issued the below statement following today’s White House meeting on prison reform, convened by President Donald Trump: “The ultimate plot twist of 2018 would be if President Trump accomplishes what previous administrations and advocates have been attempting for years: bipartisan justice reform,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “Enacting reforms isn’t only good policy, it’s good politics – especially for candidates …

JAN: Speaker Ryan Wants Justice Reform, So Let’s Vote

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Washington, D.C. – This morning, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan named criminal justice reform as a top priority for 2018 during an interview with CBS This Morning. The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system, expressed support and noted the momentum for reform at the federal level. “Speaker Ryan wants to pass justice reform in 2018, and it may not take much heavy lifting,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “This continues to be the one issue that unites the right and the left, and we are convinced the votes are there right now to pass sentencing and corrections …

With Unanimous Vote on S.B. 33, Commonsense Justice Reforms Move to the Governor’s Desk

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The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in Ohio and across the country, released the following statement after the Ohio Senate unanimously concurred on Senate Bill 33. “With the unanimous concurrence of Senate Bill 33, Ohio has taken another step forward in right-sizing an out-of-control justice system,” said Holly Harris, the Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “Thanks to the leadership of Senate President Larry Obhof, Sens. John Eklund, and Kevin Bacon, this commonsense legislation will create a safer Ohio, reducing recidivism rates and ensuring that valuable taxpayer resources are focused on true threats to our communities.” “But our work is far from over. …