The Justice Reinvestment in Montana Overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in Montana that the Montana Commission on Sentencing and the CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment efforts.
This brief is designed to help state and local officials better support young adults in the justice system. It identifies these young adults’ distinct needs, summaries the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and provides recommendations for steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes.
This infographics series detail three critical challenges faced by states to improve outcomes for youth, identify the key questions that policymakers should ask, and offer strategies for protecting public safety and using resources more efficiently.
To understand the extent to which states provide incarcerated youth with access to educational and vocational services; track and use student outcome data, and support school reenrollment for these youth, the CSG Justice Center and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators surveyed juvenile correctional agencies in all 50 states.
The third working group presentation focuses on the state’s probation system, analyzing stakeholder perspectives, probation outcomes, sentencing trends, supervision practices, and probation statutes and case law.
This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to educate policymakers about fair-chance hiring policies, including the consideration of criminal records in hiring decisions.
This infographic, from the CSG Justice Center, uses data from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to show state-by-state changes in the juvenile incarceration rate between 1997 and 2013.
This report introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at the pretrial stage, including decisions about pretrial release and diversion.
Presentation to the Rhode Island Justice Reinvestment Working Group that focuses on analysis of the state’s pretrial and probation system and what works to reduce recidivism.
An extensive data analysis coupled with over 50 in-person interviews with stakeholders in Salt Lake County’s justice and behavioral health systems led to the identification of key recommendations improve outcomes for people involved with the county’s criminal justice system, particular those with behavioral health disorders.