Justice Reinvestment in Idaho: Overview
In early 2013, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chief Justice Roger Burdick, Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill, and House Speaker Scott Bedke requested support from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to explore a “justice reinvestment” approach to reduce state corrections spending and reinvest a portion of the savings generated in strategies to increase public safety. The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center was asked to provide intensive technical assistance to aid in the collection and analysis of data and the development of appropriate policy options.
Justice Reinvestment legislation recently passed in Vermont is the latest example of a state turning pessimistic parole into “presumptive parole.”Read More
Reentry and behavioral health programming are among the issues the state is examining.Read More
Staff from the CSG Justice Center met with the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission last week to present findings and policy recommendations based on recent assessment activities as part of the state’s Justice Reinvestment effort, which launched in September.Read More
Vermont will reinvest nearly $700,000 in community-based programs to reduce recidivism with a likely focus on programs for people who are supervised for domestic violence offenses.Read More
Few receive training in Kansas prisons. Thaddeus Watts is one of the lucky ones.Read More
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett is leading efforts to safely improve Kansas’s approach to sentencing, supervision, behavioral health, and reentry as part of the state’s participation in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.Read More