Minnesota Governor’s Council on Justice Reinvestment Continues Review of Proposed Policy Options

March 10, 2022

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Justice Reinvestment met for the fourth time on February 11, 2022, to continue discussing proposed policy options focused on improving the effectiveness and equity of the state’s supervision system. This discussion began during the third meeting of the Governor’s Council on January 27, 2022.  

The policy options are based on findings from a comprehensive quantitative analysis and supervision assessment conducted by the CSG Justice Center as part of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) and were developed by the Delivery System Standards and Funding Policy Working Group with assistance from the CSG Justice Center. JRI is funded by the U.S. DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Pew Charitable Trusts. 

The discussion on February 11 focused primarily on behavioral health in the state’s criminal justice system, including inconsistencies in access to services, shortage of service providers, and a lack of diversity in service providers.  

Watch the fourth meeting below.

Photo by railway fx via Shutterstock.  

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-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. 

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