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Justice Reinvestment: Prioritizing Prison Resources Where They Matter Most

Justice Reinvestment: Prioritizing Prison Resources Where They Matter Most

Last month, the Crime and Justice Institute released “Justice Reinvestment: Prioritizing Prison Resources Where They Matter Most,” a brief highlighting how four states—Mississippi, Utah, Alaska, and Louisiana—have increased the portion of prison beds occupied by people convicted of violent offenses in […]

Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex

Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex

The Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan criminal justice think tank, has released Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex, a report that examines race and gender disparities among probation, parole, prison, and jail populations. The report notes that although considerable disparities still exist, […]

Justice Reinvestment in Maine: Second Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Maine: Second Presentation

The second presentation to the Maine Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Incarceration and Management of Prisoners focuses on data analyses of arrests, criminal history, and criminal case filings as well as probation policy and practice assessment in Maine.

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: Third Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: Third Presentation

The third presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group focuses on crime and sentencing trends to help Vermont better understand the front-end system dynamics of who is coming into the criminal justice system and where their case dispositions lead them.

JRI: Helping Law Enforcement Keep Communities Safe

JRI: Helping Law Enforcement Keep Communities Safe

Read how the Justice Reinvestment Initiative helps states’ local law enforcement agencies tackle public safety challenges by providing resources to address law enforcement training needs; crime-fighting strategies; data system upgrades; people experiencing behavioral health crises; and victims services.

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: Second Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: Second Presentation

The second presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group focuses on Vermont’s adult criminal justice system design and programs, including front-end community-based alternatives to incarceration, reentry programming and services, and supervision statuses and structures.

Justice Reinvestment in Maine: First Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Maine: First Presentation

The first presentation to the Maine Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Incarceration and Management of Prisoners introduces the Justice Reinvestment process and examines criminal justice and behavioral health trends and challenges in Maine.

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: First Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Vermont: First Presentation

The first presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group introduces the Justice Reinvestment process and examines criminal justice and behavioral health trends and challenges in Vermont.

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: Policy Framework

The final report outlines policy recommendations developed to strengthen supervision practices, reduce the number of probation and parole revocations to prison, and increase support for victims of crime.

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework

The final report outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Committee that were reflected in a package of legislation signed into law in February 2019.

Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Since implementing the reforms the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system fell 23 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2018. During the same period, detention admissions dropped 44 percent, and diversion rates from court through nonjudicial adjustments increased 224 percent.

JRI State Summaries

JRI State Summaries

Summaries for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Dakota are now available, and additional summaries will be published through September 2020.

Justice Reinvestment Initiative: How States Use Data to Design Innovative Strategies to Reduce Crime, Recidivism, and Costs

Justice Reinvestment Initiative: How States Use Data to Design Innovative Strategies to Reduce Crime, Recidivism, and Costs

State policymakers are grappling with upticks in violent crime, the opioid epidemic, people who have mental illnesses in the justice system, high rates of recidivism, and the high cost of corrections, all while trying to improve services for victims and increase opportunities for people returning to communities from jail and prison. To tackle these issues, more than 25 states have partnered with the CSG Justice Center to use a justice reinvestment approach.

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: Second Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: Second Presentation

The second presentation to the New Mexico Justice Reinvestment Working Group summarizes findings and policy options related to reducing crime and supporting victims of crime, community supervision, and reincarceration rates.

Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Third Presentation

Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Third Presentation

The third presentation to Oregon’s Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment Steering Committee helped guide discussion about building upon the project framework to improve individual and system outcomes for people cycling through Oregon’s criminal justice and health systems.

Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Second Presentation

Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Second Presentation

The second presentation to Oregon’s Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment Steering Committee prompted discussion that enabled the committee to reach agreement on a project framework that will become the basis for subsequent resource and policy discussions.

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: First Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: First Presentation

The first presentation to the New Mexico Justice Reinvestment Working Group summarizes findings related to crime and victimization, behavioral health challenges that pertain to people in New Mexico’s criminal justice system, and probation policies and practices in the state.