How Ohio Is Reducing Corrections Costs and Recidivism

In June 2011, state leaders from across the political spectrum in Ohio enacted sweeping legislation that both reduces spending on corrections and increases public safety. Using a data-driven “justice reinvestment” approach, Ohio received over 18 months of intensive technical assistance from the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with the Pew Center on the States and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Ohio, with continued resources and support, is now working to effectively implement the legislation and achieve the twin goals of increasing public safety and reducing corrections spending.

December 2011 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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