Active States

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.

Iowa

In 2022, CSG Justice Center staff are providing intensive technical assistance in Iowa by collecting and analyzing available data and conducting a comprehensive assessment of community supervision practices. CSG Justice Center staff will also assist in developing appropriate policy recommendations on whether the state should continue or enhance revocation-reduction efforts and whether specific resources are needed in addition to any administrative or legislative recommendations that enhance officers’ ability to successfully supervise clients in the community.

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Kansas

CSG Justice Center staff began providing intensive technical assistance in 2020 that resulted in Justice Reinvestment legislation enacted in May 2021 that focuses on diverting people convicted of drug offenses and improving supervision by strengthening evidence-based practices.

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Minnesota

In 2021 and 2022, CSG Justice Center staff provided intensive technical assistance in Minnesota to help state and local leaders identify solutions grounded in data and research to make Minnesota’s criminal justice system more effective, fair, and equitable.

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New Hampshire

In 2022, CSG Justice Center staff are providing intensive technical assistance in New Hampshire by conducting extensive data analysis of case-level data from county jails as well as Medicaid claims data from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). State leaders will receive data-driven recommendations in late 2022 for administrative policy and practice changes that address the individual needs of people with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders in both community and correctional settings.

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Oregon

CSG Justice Center staff provided intensive technical assistance beginning in 2018 that resulted in the creation of a grant program to support counties and tribal nations in developing stronger community-based continuums of care to improve health and criminal justice outcomes and to reduce financial and public safety impacts for people cycling in and out of Oregon’s jails and hospitals.

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Vermont

CSG Justice Center staff provided intensive technical assistance in two rounds of JRI, the second of which resulted in legislation aimed at reducing Vermont’s high recidivism rates by restructuring the state’s approach to community supervision, while also launching a focused effort to examine racial disparities in sentencing and in Vermont’s prisons.

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