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.

November 2018 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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