Save the Date: 2016 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (September 7-9, 2016)


2015 Amendments Online Education Program

This program provides background information and an interactive look at each of the new amendments in the 2015 Guidelines Manual.


Video: The Revised Statement of Reasons Form

This instructional video describes recent revisions to the AO 245B Statement of Reasons form, effective November 1st, 2015.


Amendment Process

Public Meeting to Vote to Adopt and Propose Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (January 8, 2016)

The Commission held a public meeting to vote on whether to publish proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. The Commission also voted on whether to promulgate the proposed "crime of violence" amendment.


Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (November 5, 2015)

The Commission held a public hearing to receive testimony from invited witnesses on the definition of "crime of violence" in the federal sentencing guidelines.


Final 2015 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Effective November 1, 2015)



Federal Sentencing: The Basics


Policy Profile: The 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment


Report to the Congress: Impact of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010


Video: Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing


USSC HelpLine

The HelpLine assists practitioners in applying the guidelines. Contact: (202) 502-4545. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.