This presentation highlights key takeaways from the 50-State Summit on Public Safety, presents findings from a law enforcement survey conducted by the CSG Justice Center, and examines the behavioral health landscape in Ohio.
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The fifth presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to behavioral health challenges in Missouri that pertain to people in the state’s criminal justice system. The presentation also includes final policy options for the task force to consider and act upon.
This overview outlines several criminal justice challenges in Ohio, including increases in certain types of violent crime in some parts of the state; substance use issues driven by the opioid crisis, which are causing increases in prison admissions; a large probation population; high corrections spending; and a large prison population.
The first presentation to the Ohio Justice Reinvestment Committee introduces the justice reinvestment process and highlights new challenges in Ohio related to violent crime and opioid use, as well as persistent issues related to probation supervision, sentencing, and prison costs.
The third presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to recidivism, violent crime and victimization, the female prison population, and the challenges law enforcement faces in Missouri.
The second presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on the findings and policy recommendations related to reentry in Missouri, including how people are prepared to leave prison, parole policies and practices, and probation and parole supervision practices in the community.
High probation officer caseloads will be reduced in part by providing people who are sentenced to probation for first-time offenses with a behavioral incentive date (BID). If the person meets certain conditions, his or her probation will be terminated by the BID.
The first presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force introduces the justice reinvestment process and explains how it prioritizes public safety.
This publication outlines several criminal justice trends in Missouri, including an increase in violent crime; a rapidly growing female prison population; and prison admissions that are largely driven by recidivism, and summarizes the stages involved in utilizing a justice reinvestment approach to address these trends.
The final report of the CSG Justice Center outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Justice Reinvestment Working Group to reduce release delays for people serving short sentences in state prison and focus state attention on improving county probation, among other things.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice examines New York State’s overdose education and naloxone distribution program and what lessons it can offer related to corrections-based responses to the opioid epidemic.
This report from Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative examines the causes of girls’ increased contact with Washington, DC’s juvenile justice system, identifying information gaps that must be addressed in order to reduce the number of system-involved girls.
This report from the National Association of Counties is aimed at educating federal policymakers on issues involving Medicaid and justice-involved individuals.
This report from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy argues for using more than just recidivism as a measure of the effectiveness of community corrections.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts examines whether stiff prison sentences for people who have violated drug laws deters drug misuse, distribution, and other drug-law violations.
This interactive report from the Vera Institute of Justice identifies the major trends and developments in justice systems over the past year, examining what reforms are and are not working across the country.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice examines racial disparities in local jails: county or municipal detention facilities that primarily hold people arrested but not yet convicted of a crime, which to date have not been widely studied.
This report from the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) discusses the impact that the 2014 justice reinvestment legislation had on the state’s prison population and any associated cost savings.
This policy brief from the Sentencing Project describes key reforms from 2017 that were designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and lessen the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts explores how jails administer their health care programs and whether these programs further county public health and safety goals.