Russell M. Coleman

Russell M. Coleman

Russell M. Coleman is a consultant on law enforcement matters for the US Justice Action Network, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, and a Member of Governor Bevin’s Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council. He practices law in the areas of government relations, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. He has worked […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Formation of Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council

Gov. Bevin Announces Formation of Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council

Statement from Smart on Crime Spokesman Russell Coleman on the formation of Kentucky’s Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council “Governor Matt Bevin announced the formation of the Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council (CJPAC), which seeks to research and assess proven, innovative criminal justice reforms for implementation in Kentucky. Kentucky Smart on Crime applauds the Governor’s bold […]

Expungement Resources

Expungement Resources

We are getting a lot of questions about expungement legislation that was recently signed into law. It’s exciting to see so many people that are ready to take advantage of this second chance opportunity‬! Our friends at Clean Slate Kentucky are criscrossing the state with a series of workshops to explain the new legislation and […]

Statement on SB 298

Statement on SB 298

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester has filed Senate Bill 298, which would ease barriers for individuals seeking to re-enter society after serving time and/or paying fines for certain criminal offenses. Kentucky Smart on Crime applauds the Senate’s leadership on this issue and looks forward to continuing to work with lawmakers on both sides of the […]

Poll Finds ‘Remarkable’ Consensus Among Kentuckians in Favor of Criminal Justice

Poll Finds ‘Remarkable’ Consensus Among Kentuckians in Favor of Criminal Justice

Poll Finds ‘Remarkable’ Consensus Among Kentuckians in Favor of Criminal Justice Reform Majority of Kentucky Voters Support Removing Barriers that Make it More Difficult for Former Offenders to Find Jobs; Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition Working to Ease Reentry into Society at State Level A poll of Kentucky voters released February 17, 2016 finds broad, […]

KY Smart on Crime Applauds House Passage of Expungement Legislation

KY Smart on Crime Applauds House Passage of Expungement Legislation

Kentucky Smart on Crime applauds House passage of expungement bill, encourages Senate to support measure that would save tax dollars, make communities safer Kentucky Smart on Crime, a diverse coalition of well-established Kentucky business, economic, faith-based and civil rights organizations, commended the passage of House Bill 40 from the state House of Representatives on Friday. […]