Massachusetts Publications

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Reducing Recidivism and Strengthening Public Safety

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Reducing Recidivism and Strengthening Public Safety

After using a Justice Reinvestment approach, Massachusetts passed legislation that focuses on incentivizing good behavior, diverting people from incarceration to treatment and programming, and strengthening community supervision, among other measures. This publication presents a summary of the Justice Reinvestment process and legislation.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Policy Framework

The final report of the CSG Justice Center includes policy options that draw heavily on the expertise and experience of the Massachusetts Justice Reinvestment Working Group and are presented to provide state leaders and community stakeholders with options to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being invested to have the greatest impact on reducing recidivism.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Sixth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Sixth Presentation

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.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fifth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fifth Presentation

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.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fourth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fourth Presentation

The fourth working group presentation provides an overview of the research regarding what works to reduce recidivism, as well as an analysis of Houses of Correction and Department of Correction programming, releases to the community, and reentry data.