West Virginia Justice Reinvestment Press Conference

June 10, 2014
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined state leaders on June 19, 2012 to announce a bipartisan and inter-government effort to reduce prison growth and prevent crime using a data-driven “justice reinvestment” approach. To guide this comprehensive analysis of West Virginia’s criminal justice system, the state established a working group of legislative leaders from across the political spectrum, top court officials, state agency directors, and criminal justice stakeholders to review trends in the state’s criminal justice system and ultimately develop policy options for state leaders to review in time for the 2013 legislative session.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-ZB-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

West Virginia Justice Reinvestment Press Conference
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