This overview highlights recent trends in Nevada that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
The third working group presentation focuses on jail and DOC detainee populations, release decision making, and various measures of recidivism.
Recent efforts among state and local leaders to reduce the number of youth who are incarcerated have yielded impressive results: the national juvenile incarceration rate has been cut in half over the past decade. Yet state policymakers, practitioners, and advocates alike recognize that reforming the juvenile justice system requires more than incarcerating fewer youth.
The first presentation to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force in Nevada introduces the CSG Justice Center and the initiative process, and includes initial analyses on Nevada’s juvenile justice system.
The research addendum contains additional information on county and DOC detainee populations, HOC and DOC populations, demographics of the incarcerated populations, and a follow-up analysis of Continuances Without a Finding (CWOFs).
The Justice Reinvestment in Georgia Overview highlights recent criminal justice reforms and potential areas of analysis in the state that Georgia’s Probation Subcommittee, Sentencing Subcommittee, and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment efforts.
This presentation introduces The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the justice reinvestment process, and includes initial analyses of Georgia’s recidivist sentencing laws and trends.
This presentation introduces The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the justice reinvestment process, and includes initial analyses of Georgia’s felony and misdemeanor probation systems.
This presentation focuses on community corrections and supervision in Arkansas and methods by which those tools can be strengthened to reduce recidivism and cost.
The final report of the CSG Justice Center outlines a comprehensive series of policy recommendations developed in collaboration with the Rhode Island Justice Reinvestment Working Group.