NEW Notice of Public Meeting on August 7, 2015

On August 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the Commission will hold a public meeting to vote to finalize policy priorities for the 2015-2016 amendment cycle. This meeting will be streamed live.


Federal Register Notice Requesting Applications for Practitioners Advisory Group (July 13, 2015)

Applications should be received no later than September 1, 2015.


Report: Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System (June 17, 2015)

As a supplement to the Commission's 2009 publication, this report examines more recent trends in the rates of alternative sentences and how sentencing courts use their discretion to impose alternative sentences.



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, LA.


Video: USSC Live! A Look Ahead at 2015

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


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses




Policy Profile: The 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment

The Commission's new "Policy Profile" series provides background information on various policy matters related to federal sentencing. The first Policy Profile discusses the Commission's 2014 amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines reducing drug sentences.


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.