CJPP’s faculty co-directors, Professors Carol Steiker and Alex Whiting, and its executive director, Larry Schwartztol, submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court urging it to consider the petition filed in Commonwealth v. Wagle. The petition raises important constitutional issues relating to the use of cash bail in cases involving indigent defendants. Read the letter here.
Founded in 2015, the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School aims to advance criminal justice reform.
We use a variety of tools in support of that mission, including rigorous legal and policy analysis and convenings that bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to hard problems of criminal justice reform.
We undertake initiatives independently, with partner organizations, and with other centers across Harvard University focused on criminal justice issues.
The Criminal Justice Policy Program’s directors and a broad coalition of criminal justice experts submitted a letter to President Obama today urging him to expand the administration’s clemency process.
The Criminal Justice Policy Program is excited to announce a generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to support CJPP’s work reforming the operation of fees and fines in the criminal justice system. [Read more]