Pat Nolan


Pat Nolan is the Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform. Launched in 2014, The Center will inform and mobilize public support for criminal justice reforms based on conservative principles, and will work with government officials to effectively implement those reforms.

David Safavian


David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, protect families and victims, reduce recidivism, and maintain fiscal austerity. 

Patrick Plein


Patrick Plein serves as a Policy Analyst for the Center for Criminal Justice Reform. Prior to joining the American Conservative Union Foundation, Patrick worked for Representative Ryan Costello (R-PA). He is a graduate of Villanova University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in political science and minors in criminology and economics.

Chris McNutt


Chris McNutt is a research fellow for the Center for Criminal Justice Reform where he focuses on juvenile justice issues. He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. Prior to joining the staff of the American Conservative Union Foundation, Chris worked at the Heritage Foundation as part of the Young Leaders Program. In addition to his activities at ACUF, Chris is a member of the Metro Fellows Program, where he tutors recent immigrants with English as a second language.