Three years after North Carolina enacted justice reinvestment legislation, this report reviews the policies the state enacted and their impact on North Carolina’s correctional and criminal justice system. Through transforming the state’s probation system, reinventing how treatment is delivered, and expanding supervision, the state has seen declines in its prison population, the number of probation revocations, and releases from prison without supervision.
This presentation looks at the state’s ability to manage people convicted of low-level offenses to drive down recidivism, how the state structures prison sentences to include a period of post-release supervision, and how to enhance post-release supervision to ensure parolees are held accountable.
The presentation includes how the state’s sentencing guidelines structure incapacitation; information on supervision and the sentencing alternatives currently in use in the state; and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending.
Presentation delivered on September 30 to the Alabama Justice Reinvestment Task Force detailing CSG Justice Center analyses of arrest, felony conviction, sentence length, prison release, and community supervision trends.
Justice reinvestment legislation was enacted in March 2014 and the state is projected to avert between $221 and $288 million in construction and operating costs by FY2019.
Presentation of analyses exploring the impact of past state-level criminal justice policy changes and Washington’s sentencing guidelines on the state’s prison population and public safety.
Presentation of intermediate analyses, including contributors to Nebraska’s prison crowding, information on felony sentencing distribution, and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending, delivered to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 25, 2014.
In June 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie and House and Senate leaders in Hawaii requested technical assistance from the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) to employ a data-driven justice reinvestment approach to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and reinvest savings in strategies that increase public safety.
Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation Policymakers are eager to know more about what happens to youth after they have been in contact with the juvenile justice system. What are their rearrest and […]
This white paper was written to guide leaders across all branches of government on how to better leverage existing research and resources to facilitate system improvements that reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.