Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Reducing Recidivism and Strengthening Public Safety
After using a Justice Reinvestment approach, Massachusetts passed legislation that focuses on incentivizing good behavior, diverting people from incarceration to treatment and programming, and strengthening community supervision, among other measures. State leaders expect to reduce recidivism and avert nearly $10 million in corrections costs by 2023. This publication presents a summary of the Justice Reinvestment process and legislation.
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