AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime announced that Brett Tolman will lead its prosecutorial reform efforts as director of prosecutorial innovation for Right on Crime. Tolman, a signatory of the Right on Crime Statement of Principles, is the former U.S. Attorney for Utah and the former chief counsel for crime and terrorism for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He founded the Tolman Group and focuses on public policy and reforming government.

“Brett Tolman is an exceptionally talented, qualified, and persuasive advocate for criminal justice reform and the liberties that system should protect,” said Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). “I have known and worked with Brett Tolman for more than 25 years, and I know of no one better. Brett not only understands the law; he also cares deeply about the safety and liberty of his fellow beings. Right on Crime could not have selected a better person to spearhead its efforts to reform our nation’s prosecutorial practices and ensure fairness and justice for all Americans.”

Prosecutors are powerful decision-makers in the criminal justice system and wield enormous discretion in deciding who to charge, what charges to bring, and what pleas to offer. This significant responsibility requires accountability to the sovereign rights and liberties assigned by the Constitution. Tolman will work to create a policy roadmap for conservative prosecutors to preserve justice and ensure the safety of our communities.

“Our nation’s prosecutors are imbued with tremendous power to change lives for the better,” said TPPF’s Executive Director Dr. Kevin Roberts. “I can think of no one better to lead this project than Brett Tolman whose background as a prosecutor and criminal justice reform advocate—he is one of the original drafters of the landmark First Step Act of 2018—gives him a unique understanding of our criminal justice system and the importance of seeking justice and rehabilitation.”

In April, Tolman appeared in a TPPF event, “Prosecutorial Best Practices and Conservative Criminal Justice Reform.”

To view that event, click here:

https://youtu.be/GQu7CdZhqKw