The CSG Justice Center began working with Michigan state leaders in June 2013 on Justice Reinvestment, a comprehensive, data-driven approach to develop and implement policies to control corrections spending and reinvest a portion of the savings in strategies to reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable, and increase public safety. The process will include a review of the state’s 15-year-old sentencing guidelines.
CSG Justice Center staff will conduct a comprehensive analysis of Michigan’s criminal justice data and interview people working on the front lines of Michigan’s criminal justice system. Based on these exhaustive quantitative and qualitative analyses, CSG Justice Center staff will present findings to the Michigan Law Revision Commission (MLRC), a bipartisan group of legislators and public members. The MLRC will review the findings and assist in developing policy options for the Michigan Legislature’s consideration.