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ACUF and Others Ask Sentencing Commission to Research Impact of Parental Incarceration

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Another Fault of the Criminal Justice System: ACUF and Others Ask Sentencing Commission to Research Impact of Parental Incarceration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in partnership with four other organizations dedicated to criminal justice reform, issued a joint, bipartisan request for the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) to undertake research assessing how a parent's incarceration affects minor children.

House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Criminal Justice Reform

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ACUF Director Pat Nolan Provides Testimony on How to Improve the Federal System

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Washington, D.C. June 29, 2017 – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held an important hearing on criminal justice reform and recidivism issues. Pat Nolan, Director of the ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform, was invited to provide testimony on the need for change at the Bureau of Prisons. A copy of Nolan’s testimony can be found here.   

“Raise The Age” Bill Gains Momentum in NC Legislature

 

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Rep. Chuck McGrady Leads the Effort to Offer Second Chances to Youth Offenders

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Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform released a statement today regarding the advancement of juvenile justice reform in North Carolina. The North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday that would protect youth (ages 16 and 17) who commit low-level offenses from being charged as adults.

ACUF’s Pat Nolan Honored in New York City by the Vera Institute of Justice

Washington, DC, April 25th, 2017 – Pat Nolan, the director of The American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) Center for Criminal Justice Reform was honored by the Vera Institute of Justice at its 11th Annual “Reimagine Justice” Gala on Thursday April 20th in New York City. 

Justice Thomas’s Criticism Recognizes Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Reforms to the unconstitutional practice are necessary, says CCJR’s Pat Nolan

Washington, DC, March 14, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to hear a challenge to the case of Leonard v. Texas, and the state’s abusive civil asset forfeiture laws. 

ACU Foundation to Host Two Panels on Criminal Justice Reform at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

Washington, DC, February 22, 2017 The American Conservative Union Foundation will be hosting two major panels on criminal justice reform at ACUFs annual Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2017: Prosecutors Gone Wild and Conservatives Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform in State Capitals

Virginia Takes Step Toward Ending Trial By Ambush

Sen. Bill Stanley introduces a proposal to level the playing field between prosecutors and accused

Washington, DC, February 13, 2017 – Legislation introduced by State Senator Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) would reform the rules prosecutors must follow in providing defendants access to case information. 

Center for Criminal Justice Reform Lauds Sessions’ Confirmation

AG Led the Way on Key Reforms Dealing with Prison Rape and Crack Cocaine Parity

Washington, DC, Feb. 10, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform issued a statement today lauding the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as the 84th Attorney General of the United States.

Hope for Heroin Addicts and Their Families in Virginia

ACU Foundation Lauds Del. Kirk Cox for Leadership in Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC, Feb. 9, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform issued a statement today concerning passage of legislation in the Virginia House of Delegates that addresses the opioid epidemic that is afflicting the Commonwealth.