This report serves as a blueprint for counties to assess their existing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail by considering specific questions and progress-tracking measures.
The final report of the CSG Justice Center outlines a comprehensive series of policy recommendations developed in collaboration with the Montana Commission on Sentencing.
This white paper is written for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who share the goal of reducing recidivism by improving the application of risk and needs assessments, and presents a model for supporting the implementation of Risk-Need-Responsivity principles through a standardized five-level risk and needs assessment system.
The seventh working group presentation focuses on a review of data analyses and potential policy options.
The sixth working group presentation details additional analyses on race, including existing data considerations and limitations and key areas of interest that were identified during the justice reinvestment project.
The report and recommendations issued by the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force present a series of policy recommendations to address the challenges in Arkansas’s criminal justice system.
The fifth presentation to the Pennsylvania Justice Reinvestment Initiative Working Group summarizes criminal justice challenges, highlights key goals, and details policy proposals.
The fifth working group presentation is an analysis of probation and parole supervision that focuses on supervision’s alignment with risk, need, responsivity best practices, including how risk of recidivism is managed, how probationer and parolee needs are assessed and addressed, and what sanctions and incentives exist to respond to behavior of probationers and parolees.
This presentation to Georgia’s Probation Subcommittee and Sentencing Subcommittee focuses on policy goals that have been updated based on feedback from subcommittee members, as well as projected impacts, suggested reinvestments, and an introduction of technical assistance during implementation that the state may apply for.
These checklists can help law enforcement, behavior health, and local leaders determine whether their Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs align with promising practices for improving outcomes for law enforcement encounters with people with mental illnesses or who are in mental health crisis.