Positive Bipartisan Committee Vote Brings Criminal Justice Reform Closer to the President’s Desk

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Washington, D.C. – The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in Congress and across the country, issued the following statement following the Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which passed out of committee with a bipartisan vote of 16-5: “On days like today, we should look at the big picture and consider how far the criminal justice reform movement has come,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “We are no longer arguing over whether we should have reform, but rather what degree of reform we should enact. That’s a great day in Washington for …

Trump’s Call for Second Chances Clears the Runway for Congress

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Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Is Ready for Action   Washington, D.C. – The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in Congress and across the country, issued the following statement following President Donald Trump’s call for justice reforms in his first State of the Union address: “This is the moment. There is no more cause to delay moving a criminal justice reform bill to the President’s desk,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “The President used the world’s grandest political stage to tell millions of Americans that opportunity should be extended to everyone, including those in our prisons. Legislation with broad, bipartisan …

NEW POLL: Voter Support Sky High for Bipartisan Justice Reforms, Especially Among Women Voters

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Poll Unveiled by the Justice Action Network Shows Strong Support Among Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and Key Demographics for Mid-Terms    *** CLICK HERE TO SEE POLL RESULTS *** Washington, D.C. – A new poll released today by the Justice Action Network — the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system federally and across the country — reveals voter support for bipartisan justice reforms is overwhelmingly high, especially among women, who remain a crucial voting bloc heading into the 2018 midterm elections, and may determine the makeup of the House in November. The polling, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies among 800 registered voters between January 11 and January 14, …

Lauren Krisai Joins Justice Action Network

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Largest Justice Reform Action Organization Announces New Senior Policy Analyst as Group Expands to New States  Washington, D.C. – The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system across the country, announced that Lauren Krisai is joining their team as a Senior Policy Analyst focused on the Justice Action Network’s expanding state work. The announcement comes as the Justice Action Network begins working on several new legislative campaigns across the country. Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network: “With this hire, we add more firepower to the bipartisan movement to find solutions to our country’s greatest problems. Lauren was a star at Reason, and …

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 …