Press Releases

Senate Passes the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

~ Sen. Warner co-sponsored legislation to protect crime victims and the wrongfully convicted by improving DNA testing and forensic technology ~

Jun 17 2016

The Senate unanimously passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Warner to reauthorize programs within the Department of Justice to improve the accuracy and integrity of the criminal justice system, and ensure public confidence in our legal system by investing in cutting-edge DNA testing and forensic technology.
“This legislation represents a step in the right direction towards reforming our criminal justice system and better protecting Virginia communities from violent criminals. Ensuring that every punishment matches the crime will reduce over-incarceration and prison overcrowding, strengthen families, and save taxpayer dollars."

Warner, Kaine Urge President Obama to 'Ban the Box' on Federal Job Applications

Sixteen states including Virginia have already begun to implement “ban the box” hiring practices to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism

May 11 2015

Sens. Warner and Kaine joined 25 of their Senate colleagues today in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.