Read how the Justice Reinvestment Initiative helps states’ local law enforcement agencies tackle public safety challenges by providing resources to address law enforcement training needs; crime-fighting strategies; data system upgrades; people experiencing behavioral health crises; and victims services.
The second presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group focuses on Vermont’s adult criminal justice system design and programs, including front-end community-based alternatives to incarceration, reentry programming and services, and supervision statuses and structures.
The first presentation to the Maine interbranch Commission on the Sentencing, Supervision, Incarceration and Management of Offenders introduces the Justice Reinvestment process and examines criminal justice and behavioral health trends and challenges in Maine.
This report offers a comprehensive review of the money that the criminal justice system takes from people accused or convicted of crimes that can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of a prison term.
This snapshot from the National Juvenile Defender Center is based on statutory analysis and interviews with juvenile defenders in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It examines how state laws governing money bail in delinquency proceedings are put into practice in local jurisdictions and how those practices can impact youth and their families in the juvenile legal system.
This publication summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed.
This bulletin documents recent trends in juvenile arrests using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report.
The first presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group introduces the Justice Reinvestment process and examines criminal justice and behavioral health trends and challenges in Vermont.
The final report outlines policy recommendations developed to strengthen supervision practices, reduce the number of probation and parole revocations to prison, and increase support for victims of crime.
The publication from Bellwether Education Partners examines the results of U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection related to juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately 50,000 adjudicated youth placed in secure facilities across the country.
This manual provides a starting place for jurisdictions looking to use data to better understand and improve the outcomes of people with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
This online course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end and to align it with the four practices of recidivism reduction.
This publication examines existing data and expertise on mass violence, provides an analysis about its causes and impacts, and makes recommendations to inform policy and practice for a broad range of stakeholders.
This brief that highlights policies states have enacted through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative that have reduced revocations to prison for technical violations of probation and parole conditions.
When provided as part of the rehabilitation and reentry process for people incarcerated in correctional facilities, MAT addresses substance use as a criminogenic risk factor and may contribute to long-term recovery and reduced recidivism.
The final report outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Committee that were reflected in a package of legislation signed into law in February 2019.
This online resource is intended to offer promising practices for law enforcement and allied professionals as well as promote collaborative partnerships among them, with the ultimate goal of appropriately serving individuals with mental illnesses.
This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.
This report shares current and emerging practices for better serving youth charged as adults, insights from practitioners about what makes for successful programming for this population, and specific recommendations for policy and practice change.
This project is a dynamic collection of videos, photographs, audio files, and written essays to reflect upon and commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Middlesex Jail & House of Corrections’ People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) unit.