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 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.


2015 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

The Annual National Seminar was held from September 16-18, 2015. The seminar agenda and materials are available online.


2015 Guideline Application Primers



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.