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Senators send Letter to Colleagues urging Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform

ACUF wants to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to go after major drug dealers. But too often, our police and prosecutors overuse civil asset forfeiture, often times relying on forfeiture funds to pad their budgets. Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take a citizen’s property based on the mere suspicion that it is connected to a crime. To get it back, the burden falls on the owner (at his/her own expense) to prove otherwise. Last September, the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to put reasonable restrictions on asset forfeiture.  If you want to voice your opinion to the people who will be deciding whether to keep these restrictions in place, please call both of your Senators. They can be reached at: 202-224-3121. To stay connected to ACUF on this issue, please click here.

House Members send letter is Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform

ACUF wants to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to go after major drug dealers. But too often, our police and prosecutors overuse civil asset forfeiture, often times relying on forfeiture funds to pad their budgets. Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take a citizen’s property based on the mere suspicion that it is connected to a crime. To get it back, the burden falls on the owner (at his/her own expense) to prove otherwise. Last September, the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to put reasonable restrictions on asset forfeiture.  If you want to voice your opinion to the people who will be deciding whether to keep these restrictions in place, please call both of your Senators. They can be reached at: 202-224-3121. To stay connected to ACUF on this issue, please click here.

Opioid deaths are a health crisis -- Treatment, not jail, is the cure

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By Pat Nolan and Newt Gingrich 

Originally published on FoxNews.com


About 91 Americans are expected to die today and every day from opioid overdoses. Over 300,000 have died since the year 2000, surpassing vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional deaths. The economic toll is estimated to be a staggering $78.5 billion per year nationwide.

ACUF and Eight other Center-Right Groups support Alabama's approach on Juvenile Justice Reforms

On Thursday, January 25, the ACU Foundation in collaboration with eight other center-right groups, sent a letter to the members of the Alabama state legislature supporting the approach of the Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force. Read the letter below: 

Testimony before Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee - Bail Reform

Patrick Plein of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) testified on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 before the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee on Ohio’s cash bail system. Read the full testimony below: