Minnesota Governor’s Council on Justice Reinvestment Finalizes Policy Priorities for 2022 Legislative Session

March 10, 2022

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Justice Reinvestment met for the fifth time on February 18, 2022, to finalize their recommendations for ensuring community supervision in Minnesota is effective, equitable, and sustainably funded. The recommendations are informed by the findings and policy options developed by the Delivery System Working Group, which engaged in a nearly six-month examination of how Minnesota funds and executes community supervision. 

The approved recommendations prioritized increased, equitable statewide investment in community supervision coupled with the implementation of evidence-based supervision practices. Priorities included 

  • Ensuring equitable and sustainable investment in community supervision through a single funding formula for all three Minnesota delivery systems; and  
  • Advancing statewide effective supervision practices by creating a Justice Reinvestment implementation committee to develop evidence-based practice standards across the three delivery systems. 

The Council also prioritized supporting existing state-level efforts to improve access to behavioral health services, as well as administrative changes to strengthen notification systems for victims of crime.  

The legislature will consider the Council’s priority recommendations during the 2022 legislative session.  

Watch the meeting below. 

Photo by Geoffrey Kuchera 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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