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

Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans

Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans

This report examines how New Orleans has changed its bail practices and outlines how the city can align its court practices with this new system of funding to end money injustice and replace it with a fairer and safer system moving forward.

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.