The Criminal Justice Policy Program works towards meaningful reforms on cutting-edge criminal justice issues. By conducting rigorous legal and policy analysis, forging partnerships with advocates and policymakers around the country, and convening diverse stakeholders, we aim to develop solutions to hard problems of criminal justice reform.

CJPP Launches Criminal Justice Debt Reform Builder, a 50-State Web Resource
April 14, 2017Announcement

CJPP Launches Criminal Justice Debt Reform Builder, a 50-State Web Resource

Criminal justice debt – the result of fees and fines in the criminal justice system – has serious consequences. The Criminal Justice Debt Reform Builder brings transparency to this area of significant legal complexity: it gives easier access to state laws that govern criminal justice debt and suggests policy solutions through the Criminal Justice Policy Program’s Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: A Guide for Policy Reform.

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CJPP Hosts Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates
January 11, 2017News

CJPP Hosts Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates

"Deputy Attorney General says criminal justice reform likely to continue in Trump Administration" - Harvard Law Today write-up on CJPP event featuring Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates

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CJPP Publishes Primer on Bail Reform
October 7, 2016Announcement, News

CJPP Publishes Primer on Bail Reform

Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform provides guidance on devising a system of pretrial decision-making that preserves judicial integrity and protects public safety while also ensuring fairness, transparency, and efficiency.

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CJPP Clemency Initiative Highlighted in Boston Globe
October 3, 2016News

CJPP Clemency Initiative Highlighted in Boston Globe

A recent column in the Boston Globe highlighted the Criminal Justice Policy Program’s successful advocacy as part of its Clemency Initiative.

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CJPP Publishes Guide for Policy Reform of Fees and Fines in the Criminal Justice System
September 8, 2016Announcement, News

CJPP Publishes Guide for Policy Reform of Fees and Fines in the Criminal Justice System

Excessive financial obligations, as well as improper practices for imposing and enforcing court debt, can have extremely harmful consequences for individuals, families, and communities. As part of its efforts to bring about significant reform in this area, the Criminal Justice Policy Program published Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: A Guide to Policy Reform.

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