07/31/2015
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"A new agenda for criminal justice reform"

Today, I want to talk with you about a new agenda for criminal justice reform for our entire nation. Policing will always be locally controlled and locally directed. But there is a vital role our federal government must fulfill in setting standards, funding programs that serve the larger cause of justice and the common good we share. We can reduce racial disparities, we can reduce and redirect dollars that we're currently spending on incarceration, and we can give more of our people opportunities to turn their lives around.