Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism.

States receiving technical assistance from the CSG Justice Center

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Other states that have pursued a justice reinvestment approach with technical assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts or the Vera Institute of Justice include: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah. For a complete, listing visit BJA’s justice reinvestment website.

Recent Headlines

Parole Board Cases up 41% since 2010

The Arkansas Parole Board ended the fiscal year with the highest number of parole application reviews in the agency’s history, according to an annual report. The increase shown in the report illustrates a problem facing policymakers: how to handle the workload on the state’s penal system, including parole supervising agencies.

North Dakota to Review Justice System

With its jails and prisons overcrowded and incarceration costs on rise, North Dakota launched an effort with a national partner aimed at curbing spending on corrections and reinvesting the savings in ways that curb recidivism and boost public safety.

North Dakota Launches Jail System Review

With its jails and prisons overcrowded and incarceration costs on the rise, North Dakota recently launched an effort with a national partner to curb spending on corrections and reinvest the savings in ways that reduce recidivism and enhance public safety.

State Launches Review of Criminal Justice System

North Dakota is the 25th state to be involved in what the CSG Justice Center calls a data-driven “justice reinvestment” approach improving criminal justice. The primary goals are to reduce costs and instances of repeat offenders and to improve public safety.

Recent Posts

North Dakota Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative

North Dakota Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative

“We welcome this opportunity to further review our criminal justice system and build on our work to reduce recidivism and to ensure that spending on corrections is as cost-effective as possible, while adhering to our high standards of public safety,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said.

Massachusetts Working Group Meets to Discuss Criminal Justice System

Massachusetts Working Group Meets to Discuss Criminal Justice System

In collaboration with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Massachusetts held the first in a series of working group meetings on Tuesday, January 12 that will examine the state’s criminal justice system with the goal of using a justice reinvestment approach to reduce recidivism, curb corrections spending, and improve public safety.

Publications

Justice Reinvestment in North Dakota: Overview

Justice Reinvestment in North Dakota: Overview

The Justice Reinvestment in North Dakota Overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in the state that North Dakota’s Incarceration Issues Committee and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment efforts.

Justice Reinvestment in Arkansas: Overview

Justice Reinvestment in Arkansas: Overview

The Justice Reinvestment in Arkansas Overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in the state that Arkansas’s Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment efforts.