Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Improving Public Safety by Expanding Treatment Programs and Strengthening Victim Services

In June 2012, state leaders in Hawaii enacted legislation to reduce corrections spending and invest in strategies to increase efficiency and decrease recidivism. Using a data-driven “justice reinvestment” approach, the state received intensive technical assistance from The CSG Justice Center, in partnership with the Pew Center on the States and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. This publication describes the justice reinvestment process in Hawaii.

September 2012 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
You might also be interested in

Justice Reinvestment Bills in Kansas Aim to Reduce Recidivism

A package of criminal justice bills aiming to keep people with substance use disorders out of prison and…

Read More

Prioritizing Prison over Substance Use Treatment Costs Kansans Safety and Money

Not only is treatment a more cost-effective use of taxpayer dollars than prison, but it works.

Read More

Justice Reinvestment in Action: Oregon Invests $10 Million Locally to Improve Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Outcomes

After authorizing $10.6 million to help people with behavioral health issues get treatment and avoid costly stays in…

Read More