VIRGINIA PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Results show Virginians support policies that improve public safety, reduce costs, and respect the human dignity of all individuals.
Prison Fellowship and the Charles Koch Institute recently released the results of a new Virginia public opinion survey on criminal justice. The results of the survey show that criminal justice reform is a top issue for over one-third of Virginians. Thirty-six percent rate it as either their top issue or one of the top five issues most important to them.
“Across the nation, we have seen the states lead on issues of criminal justice reform. Virginia is now poised to join the ranks of other largely conservative states who have increased public safety, taken strides to save taxpayer money, and ultimately, have created a more restorative system of justice that upholds the dignity of all involved,” said Craig DeRoche, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy, Prison Fellowship. “These polling results tell us that the Commonwealth has an appetite for a system of criminal justice that truly restores.”
To see more results on a variety of other criminal justice questions in Virginia, download the full survey results document.
JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM IN VIRGINIA
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE OVERVIEW
- 1 in 51 adults in the criminal justice system
- Taxpayer burden: $25,129 per prisoner per year
- Adults in prison: 37,044
- Adults in jail: 27,313
- Adults on probation: 52,956
- Adults on parole: 1,983