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.

June 2013 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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