Justice Reinvestment Resources

In Brief

Justice Reinvestment: How States Use Data to Design Innovative Strategies to Reduce Crime, Recidivism, and Costs

Justice Reinvestment: How States Use Data to Design Innovative Strategies to Reduce Crime, Recidivism, and Costs

State policymakers are grappling with upticks in violent crime, the opioid epidemic, people who have mental illnesses in the justice system, high rates of recidivism, and the high cost of corrections, all while trying to improve services for victims and increase opportunities for people returning to communities from jail and prison. To tackle these issues, more than 25 states have partnered with the CSG Justice Center to use a justice reinvestment approach.

In Brief: Victim Compensation Programs and Restitution

In Brief: Victim Compensation Programs and Restitution — Compensation Programs Every state operates a crime victim compensation program to help victims pay for some of their expenses that result from a crime. Eligibility requirements vary, but at a minimum, a […]

In Brief: Understanding Risk and Needs Assessment

In Brief: Understanding Risk and Needs Assessment — What are Risk and Needs Assessments? Risk and needs assessments use an actuarial evaluation to guide decision making at various points across the criminal justice continuum by approximating a person’s likelihood of […]