Below are coalition sign-on letters for various criminal justice issues. Note that an ICJC sign-on letter does not represent the position of all coalition participants as listed on this site. Each letter represents the position of those coalition groups who signed onto a given letter.

Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition Statement on Recent Executions by U.S. Government

This statement was released in response to the restart of executions of U.S. citizens by our government. It calls for the immediate end to executions, for legislative action banning the use of the death penalty, and for court injunctions recognizing that the death penalty is unconstitutional and cruel.

Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition Letter to House and Senate on COVID and Incarcerated People

The letter was sent to the leadership of both the Senate and the House. It is signed by Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition participants, and members of the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC). It seeks to ensure that current and formerly incarcerated people are not made invisible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the issues highlighted in the letter, it also encourages adoption of the comprehensive recommendations proposed by the Justice Roundtable, a coalition of over 100 organizations committed to advocating for a transformative and restorative justice system. How our nation addresses this issue reflects our values.

ICJC Letter to President Trump and AG William Barr

With this letter ICJC urges the president and attorney general to ensure that current and formerly incarcerated people are not made invisible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the issues highlighted in the letter, it also encourages the president and attorney general to adopt the comprehensive recommendations proposed by the Justice Roundtable, a coalition of over 100 organizations committed to advocating for a transformative and restorative justice system.

ICJC Letter to encourage fully funding the FIRST STEP Act

With the passage of the the FIRST STEP Act of 2018, a group of ICJC participants forwarded this letter to Congress urging the full funding the FIRST STEP Act. The FIRST STEP Act authorized $75 million annually from fiscal year (FY) 2019 through FY2023.
Without providing adequate appropriations for the important programs of the FIRST Step Act those efforts will be stymied.

ICJC Sign-on letter supporting S. 1074, the Senate Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act

ICJC supports supports of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act, S. 1074. In this letter sent to all Senators, we urged them to support this important bipartisan legislation and request its full inclusion in reauthorization of the Higher Education Act currently under consideration in both chambers. The REAL Act would restore Pell Grant eligibility to people currently incarcerated in state and federal prisons.

ICJC Letter to the New Members of the 116th House of Representatives

The 116th Congress included many new members in the House of Representatives. ICJC send this letter to all of the new Members asking them to work with us during the 116th Congress to reform our broken criminal justice system to make it more just and humane.