Right on Crime hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill to educate congressional staffers and members of the public about how conservatives are leading on criminal justice reform in the states and at the federal level. Conservatives talked about methods to reform the criminal justice system. Panelists used examples of methods used by conservative state governments in efforts to lower costs to taxpayers, preserve families, and prioritize victims while enhancing public safety. Topics included “over-cirminalization” and alternatives to incarceration.
Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform and Craig DeRoche of Prison Fellowship were joined by the American Conservative Union’s Dan Schneider as well as Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin, Deputy Director Derek Cohen and DC-based policy analyst Joe Luppino-Esposito for a nearly two-hour discussion on several important topics within the justice reform movement—including sentencing reform, civil asset forfeiture and re-entry policy.