Presentation of detailed analyses, including recidivism from supervision and diversion programs, information on how Idaho can lower recidivism by using best practices, and data on long and costly sanctions for revocations delivered to the Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group.
Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and strengthen neighborhoods. The purpose of justice reinvestment is to manage and allocate criminal justice populations more cost-effectively, generating savings that can be reinvested in evidence-based strategies that increase public safety while holding offenders accountable. States and localities engaging in justice reinvestment collect and analyze data on drivers of criminal justice populations and costs, identify and implement changes to increase efficiencies, and measure both the fiscal and public safety impacts of those changes. This section is intended for state policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and other stakeholders responsible for determining corrections and sentencing policies.
Presentation of intermediate analyses, including what works to reduce recidivism, stakeholder perspectives about sentencing, and sentencing practices in Michigan, delivered to the Michigan Law Revision Commission. Click here to download the pdf.
Presentation of intermediate analyses, including the drivers of Idaho’s incarceration rate, what works to reduce recidivism, and Rider and other diversion strategies delivered to the Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 29, 2013, at the Idaho State Capitol in the [...]
In June 2013, Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, House Speaker Jase Bolger, Chief Justice Robert Young, Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel requested support from The [...]
Initial presentation detailing the goals of Justice Reinvestment, as well as an analysis of Michigan’s sentencing guidelines, and current trends with prison population, delivered to the Michigan Law Revision Commission. Click here to download the pdf.
Recently, Alabama state leaders from all three branches of government and criminal justice stakeholders, including judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, attended the Smart on Crime Reentry Policy Summit to explore opportunities to address the state’s overcrowded prisons and high rates of recidivism.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the American Bar Association’s annual meeting where he discussed the successes states achieved in managing the growth in their corrections systems, reducing recidivism, and holding individuals accountable through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. “…And it’s [...]
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) and the Vermont Department of Corrections (Vermont DOC) have launched the Vermont Corrections Dashboard, an innovative template for quarterly reports to summarize key data for the corrections agency, including change in corrections populations, recidivism indicators, and average length of stay.
House Bill 3194 , the public safety reform package, is projected to save $300 million over the next five years. But here’s the catch: To realize those savings, Oregon’s 36 counties have to make the right choices about how to reshape their local public safety systems.
In the early going, at least, new strategies to ease West Virginia’s prison and jail crowding crisis appear to be working.
LINCOLN — Relieving overcrowding in Nebraska’s state prisons and adopting other prison reforms are going to take time.
In the seven months since legislation intended to alleviate state prison overcrowding was signed into law, the state’s inmate population has dropped by 253 and the backlog of inmates housed in state regional jails is down 554, Joe Garcia told legislators Monday.
Idaho locks up more of its people than all but seven states. You have to travel to the Deep South or Arizona to find a higher incarceration rate.