Justice Reinvestment in Connecticut

In 2003, the CSG Justice Center embarked on a Justice Reinvestment approach in Connecticut to help state leaders identify and address the most pressing criminal justice system challenges. With overwhelming bipartisan support, in 2004, Connecticut became the first state in the country to enact justice reinvestment legislation.
Connecticut Justice Reinvestment News

What we demonstrated is that so-called Justice Reinvestment has a tangible impact not only on prison growth but also public safety. From day one we’ve had this very explicit explanation of what our priorities were, and that was to reduce crime, reduce spending and restore confidence in the criminal justice system.
Mike Lawlor
Former Connecticut House Judiciary Committee Chairman and founding Advisory Board Member of the CSG Justice Center