Criminal justice reform policies and resources

  • The U.S. criminal justice system has shamefully high rates of incarceration due to misguided sentencing guidelines and policies.  Read detailed statistics and facts about the U.S. criminal justice system.
  • Learn about what MCC recommends specifically to reform the criminal justice system.  Our policy principles for criminal justice can be found here.
  • MCC and other Mennonites have been among those at the forefront of the restorative justice movement in the United States.  You can read about the benefits and usefulness of restorative justice, and learn about an example of MCC’s success with restorative justice here.
  • Our entire Fall 2014 issue of The Washington Memo was devoted to criminal justice.  You can revisit this issue here. (pdf)


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