President Obama isn’t the only one focusing on prison reform this week—Chris Christie gave a speech on criminal justice in Camden, New Jersey, on Thursday.

On the same day, President Obama became the first sitting president to tour a federal prison.

In Christie's speech, NBC Philadelphia reports, he called for mandatory federal drug courts for nonviolent offenders suffering from drug addiction. Drug courts have been found to reduce recidivism rates, and are an increasingly popular alternative to incarceration. In the past, Christie has said that these programs can cost $25,000 less than imprisoning offenders.

He spoke about the need to repair relations between police and their communities, while also complaining that politicians “scapegoat” law enforcement.

“Some irresponsible leaders love to find scapegoats or ride each wave of public outrage to support their narrow ideological goals,” Christie said, according to the Daily Caller. “It’s always easier to blame the cops, or guns, or a lack of government spending. Well I’m not going to do that.”

Christie has repeatedly painted himself as a reformer on this issue—last year, he told the GOP, “You need to be pro-life after they get out of the womb.”

He remains staunchly against drug decriminalization efforts, but claims he instead wants to “destigmatize” drug addiction and focus on treatment rather than jail time.