Sep 28, 2016    |    News

How Should Christians Respond to Rising Crime?

by Craig Deroche

The FBI announced new crime rates Monday, with troubling spikes in homicides across several major U.S. cities including Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C. While the numbers fall short of showing a national trend, sensationalized headlines…

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Sep 26, 2016    |    Blog Post

Crime Remains Near 20-Year Low

Today, the FBI released their annual crime statistics, showing that the violent crime rate rose slightly, but continues to remain at nearly a 20-year low. While any increase in violent crime is troubling and should…

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Sep 21, 2016    |    News

Modernizing the justice system

by Governor Mary Fallin

As governor of Oklahoma, I’ve seen first-hand the profound impact incarceration has had on our families, children, communities and state. Our first priority will always be keeping the public safe from dangerous people, but now…

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Sep 20, 2016    |    Blog Post

South Carolina Survey Results Showing GOP Voters Surveyed Strongly Support Criminal Justice Reform

The Project for Opportunity and Safety Releases South Carolina Survey Results Showing GOP Voters Surveyed Strongly Support Criminal Justice Reform WASHINGTON, DC –The Project for Opportunity and Safety recently surveyed self-identified Republican voters in South…

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Sep 20, 2016    |    News

Norquist: We Have Come “Too Far” to Let This Effort Die

by Krista Chavez

Last week, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson co-authored an opinion article for National Review, stressing the opportunity with…

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Sep 19, 2016    |    News

Criminal Justice Reform Bills Are On The Table In Congress. Now It Needs To Pass Them.

by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Over the course of the past three years, Congress has made criminal justice reform a priority. In 2013, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) created the Over-criminalization Task Force which examined the depth, seriousness, and…

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Sep 16, 2016    |    News

Criminal justice reform doesn’t have to mean ‘soft on crime’

by Arthur Rizer

The phrase “criminal justice reform” is loaded with emotional impact. To some, the words translate to “soft on crime,” which has been a political mantra and damning epithet for more than 30 years. To others,…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    Blog Post

Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Receives Wide Support From Top Prosecutors And Conservative Champions

As Noted By Senator Grassley Recently, The Sentencing Reform And Corrections Act Brings Together “A Wide Range Of Members Across The Ideological Spectrum” And Receives Support From “A Broad Set Of Organizations” Including Religious, Law…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    News

Justice reform could save almost $800M if Congress acts

by Taylor Millard

I wrote last week how justice reform is fiscally conservative, specifically looking at a Texas Public Policy Foundation study on incarceration vs. treatment. The potential savings are even more massive on a federal level where…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    News

Russell Moore, Faith Group Leaders Urge Republicans to Pass Prison Reform as a ‘Conservative Legacy’

by Samuel Smith

Leading Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore and other faith group leaders have sent a letter calling out Congress for lagging far behind the states in passing common-sense criminal justice reforms, arguing these reforms are…

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