Disrupting the Cycle: Reimagining the Prosecutor’s Role in Reentry

NYU lawThis report from the NYU Center on the Administration of Criminal Law provides concrete recommendations that prosecutors can implement in order to focus on reentry and target the risk of recidivism. The report focuses on reforms that prosecutors can implement at both the “front end” and “back end” of the process, including considering how prosecutorial discretion at various stages of a criminal case can impact defendants’ risk of recidivism and how to prepare for an incarcerated individual’s eventual reentry to their community. Other reforms discussed include how a prosecutor can use his or her power to engage diverse groups of stakeholders in outreach and education initiatives.