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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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  "Justice denied anywhere — diminishes justice everywhere." —Martin Luther King

State House News: Sex offender registry a retroactive punishment

The Supreme Court invited a wave of litigation this month with its ruling in John Doe v New Hampshire that the sex offender public registry is a retroactive punishment for lifetime registrants who did their crimes in 2005 or earlier.  That group includes perhaps as many as half the people on the registry today.

State Supreme Court rules in favor of sex offender who wants off public registry list

The Manchester Union Leader reported that,  Last week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled in favor of “John Doe” — an anonymous sex offender — and will allow him to petition for his removal from the public sex offender registry list.

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