Justice Reinvestment

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.



Publications

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Michigan Law Revision Commission: Fifth Presentation

Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission on the structural allowances for disparity in the state’s sentencing system, and the public safety impacts of sentencing, time served, and supervision.

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Michigan Law Revision Commission: Fourth Presentation

Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission about best practices for reducing criminal behavior and examples of effective swift and certain probation violation response programs across the country, and Swift and Sure Sanctions Program in Michigan.

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Michigan Law Revision Commission: Third Presentation

Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission on CSG’s latest analysis of sentencing data, and how Michigan’s sentencing guidelines affect and interact with corrections resources, parole decisions and supervision.

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Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group: Fourth Meeting

Presentation of strategies and policy options to reduce spending on corrections and increase public safety delivered to the Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group on December 11, 2013, at the Idaho State Capitol.

Recent Posts

Recent Headlines

Progress in Hawaii’s Prison System

The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs, and the House Committee on Public Safety held a joint informational briefing on the status of the implementation of the Hawaii Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) yesterday.

Now That Legislature Has Approved Prison Reform, What Comes Next in Implementing It?

As Idaho officials have begun considering the implementation of the state’s sweeping new prison reform law passed by the Legislature, two key state agencies are taking a hard look at current usages of some very specific government services. Additionally, policy experts from a national nonprofit group that advised the Legislature on the undertaking of the reforms are working with the state to aid in its implementation.