News Release: Commission Seeks Comment on Revisions to Definition of "Crime of Violence" (August 7, 2015)

At a public meeting, the Commission finalized priorities and proposed changes to the guideline definitions of a "crime of violence." Public comment will be accepted through November 12, 2015.


Report to the Congress: Impact of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (August 3, 2015)

Five years after its enactment, the Commission submits to Congress this report assessing the impact of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.



NEW 2015 Guideline Application Primers


2015 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Registration is now closed for the Commission’s 2015 Annual National Seminar, which will be held September 16 through September 18, 2015 in New Orleans. NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION.


Video: USSC Live! A Look Ahead at 2015

Staff answer questions about retroactive application of the 2014 drug amendment and discuss proposed 2015 amendments.



Policy Profile: The 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment

This Policy Profile discusses the Commission's 2014 amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines reducing drug sentences. More information on this amendment.



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.