The Commission is authorized by Connecticut General Statute 54-300 and works at the state level to create policy changes that will improve Connecticut’s criminal justice system. The Commission draws upon its members and works closely with elected officials and state agency leaders to ensure comprehensive polices that enhance public safety, hold the offender accountable, and ultimately reduce criminal activity overall.
During each session of the CT General Assembly the Commission takes an active role in drafting legislation, organizing testimony, and educating the general public on its proposals.
After the public has been informed and had an opportunity to provide feedback, Connecticut law requires that the Commission submit its recommendations to the Joint Committee on Judiciary. Use the links below to learn more about our proposals from different years.