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.
Justice Reinvestment Resources
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: Using a Cognitive-behavioral Approach in Programs to Reduce Recidivism — Cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBI) help people to recognize situations that trigger unwanted behavior and to cope with the thoughts and feelings that contribute to this behavior. This approach is […]
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 […]