Courts Publications Library

Justice Center Publications

Stepping Up County Self-Assessment

Stepping Up County Self-Assessment

The Stepping Up County Self-Assessment is designed to assist counties interested in evaluating the status of their current efforts to reduce the prevalence of people who have mental illnesses in jails.

External Publications

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

This research brief reviews key measures in the First Step Act, describes the actions and oversight needed for faithful and vigorous implementation of the act, and highlights some of the law’s limitations.

Survivor Reentry Project

Survivor Reentry Project

The project raises awareness of criminal record clearance options for survivors of human trafficking and helps to build sustainable post-conviction representation practices across the country.

Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention

Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention

This evidence brief presents information on the way that pretrial detention is currently used, summarizes research on its impacts, and highlights strategies that some jurisdictions have employed to reduce the use of monetary bail and increase pretrial release.