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 new report gives cities and counties a tool for fighting mass incarceration by providing a guide to preventing unnecessary jail expansion, laying out 33 questions that local decision-makers should ask when evaluating proposals for new or bigger jails.
This research brief reviews key measures in the First Step Act, describes the actions and oversight needed for faithful and vigorous implementation of the act, and highlights some of the law’s limitations.
The resource is an online searchable directory that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on topics that cover housing, education, employment, family support, mental health, and other topics related to reentry.
This publication from the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently interact with the criminal justice and other social systems by implementing collaborative and community-centered solutions.
The project raises awareness of criminal record clearance options for survivors of human trafficking and helps to build sustainable post-conviction representation practices across the country.
This evidence brief presents information on the way that pretrial detention is currently used, summarizes research on its impacts, and highlights strategies that some jurisdictions have employed to reduce the use of monetary bail and increase pretrial release.
The fact sheet provides national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2016 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005.
This report highlights the role that accountability courts—such as drug, mental health, veterans treatment, and other courts—play in reducing recidivism in Georgia.