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.
The justice reinvestment project is in the process of identifying other states to add to the select number of jurisdictions receiving technical assistance to pursue justice reinvestment strategies.
- Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment
- Kansas: Third Working Group Meeting Presentation
- Justice Reinvestment in Oklahoma: Strengthening Supervision and Reinvesting in Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime
- Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Improving Public Safety by Expanding Treatment Programs and Strengthening Victim Services
- Kansas: Second Working Group Meeting Presentation