Jeffrey Lichtman Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

This annual $1,000 award will be presented to a higher education student we feel embodies and effectively communicates our shared belief in the need for true reform in the criminal justice arena that includes comprehensive review of existing sentencing guidelines and possible eradication of mandatory minimum sentences.

The most competitive applicants for the scholarship are those who successfully and persuasively communicate their views on criminal justice reform and describe why they believe advocacy in support of sentencing guideline reviews and adjustments is so critical to maintaining the integrity of our legal system now and in the future.

Lastly, applicants must provide an original, written essay consisting of at least 750 words which discusses their philosophy on matters of criminal justice reform and articulates the ways in which they intend to champion the causes of eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and conducting ongoing reviews of criminal sentencing guidelines.