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About Us

Our mission. Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform works for a just, humane, and restorative judicial and correctional system by means of research, public education, legislative advocacy, coalition building, community organizing, and litigation. We support rational, cost-effective programs and policies that reduce crime, lower recidivism, and make our society safer.

Our vision. CCJR seeks a system of justice that protects the community while promoting the rehabilitation of offenders and the well-being of inmate families.

Our goals

  • Build, empower, and mobilize an active statewide coalition.
  • Debunk common myths and stereotypes about prison and offenders.
  • Reform the criminal justice process to make it more restorative and less adversarial.
  • Promote alternatives to incarceration which are less costly and more effective than prison, such as fines, counseling, community service, and restitution.
  • Advocate for programs that maintain relationships between inmates and their loves ones.
  • Work to reintegrate offenders back into their families and communities.
  • Address addiction as a healthcare issue, not as a criminal offense, and redirect resources to prevention and treatment.
  • Oppose mandatory minimum sentences and dangerous overcrowding in our jails and prisons.
  • Serve as a networking resource for prisoners and their families.
 
“The Granite State has long needed a voice like CCJR to challenge the myths behind decades of draconian state policies on crime.” — Chris Dornin, a former correctional counselor, retired State House reporter, and the founder of Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform. 
 

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Please support two superb crime bills on January 11

House Criminal Justice Committee, Room 204, Legislative Office Building
2 p.m.   HB 143 lets parolees get busted to prison for a short stay.
 
The intent of this bill may sound like a bad thing, but it isn’t. We should support HB 143 to simplify the return to prison of someone who is goofing up on parole and headed for trouble. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. John Sytek of Salem, husband of Donna Sytek, the Parole Board chairwoman. Donna Sytek is the former House speaker.

CCJR Legislative alert for 1/6/17

Dear Members, We have reached the start of the 2017 session. Over the last few months, our Legislative Policy Committee has worked on a full slate of bills. We have decided to take a position on a number of them. The first hearings have been scheduled for Wednesday 1/11

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