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.
Justice Reinvestment Research and Reports
If implemented, the package of policies outlined in the framework has the potential to generate significant savings in Idaho and estimates a 15-percent reduction in recidivism.
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.
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.
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 Large Auditorium.
Presentation of initial analyses, including a system assessment and big-picture trends delivered to the Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group on June 18, 2013 at the Idaho State Capitol in the Senate Majority Caucus Room.
In early 2013, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chief Justice Roger Burdick, Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill, and House Speaker Scott Bedke requested support from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to explore a “justice reinvestment” approach to reduce state corrections spending and reinvest a portion of the savings generated in strategies to increase public safety.