Justice Reinvestment Performance Measures in North Carolina

May 20, 2016

A report from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety includes initial analyses and findings of performance measures related to the implementation of North Carolina’s Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) of 2011, which changed the state’s sentencing laws and correctional practices substantially. The report shows that the JRA policies are having a positive impact on North Carolina’s corrections system, including a 9.6-percent drop in the prison population and a 65-percent drop in the number of prison admissions due to probation revocations between FY2011 and FY2015. The number of people receiving post- release supervision increased from 16 percent in FY2011 to 75 percent in FY2015. The state also experienced a 10-percent decrease in crime between 2010 and 2014.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-RR-BX-K071 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.

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