CJLF attorneys introduce "friend of the court" briefs in criminal cases before the state and federal courts of appeals to encourage precedent-setting decisions which recognize the constitutional rights of victims and law-abiding society.
In a few cases, including in Winchell v. Cate and Loya v. Bowen, we have filed actions directly on behalf of the family of the victim.
"In my opinion, it was the fact that the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation was in existence, fighting very hard for enforcement of the provisions of California's Proposition 8, The Victims' Bill of Rights, that saved the law from being literally decimated by the California Supreme Court."
Former US Attorney
General Edwin Meese, III
"CJLF does more for the sensible administration of our justice system per dollar of support than any other public interest group of which I am aware."
Retired CA Supreme Court
Justice Marcus Kaufman
"As a former Governor and Attorney General of California I understand the effect that judicial decisions can have on the ability of our police, prosecutors and courts to protect the public from criminals. The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation's success in encouraging decisions which incorporate both balance and common sense is having an important national impact on the effectiveness of law enforcement."
Hon. George Deukmejian
"By you, working to bring America back to the values of justice I grew up with, I may once again have the pride in my country I once had."