Justice Reinvestment in Michigan: Overview
In June 2013, Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, House Speaker Jase Bolger, Chief Justice Robert Young, Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel 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 review the state's sentencing guidelines, as well as its corrections and criminal justice policies. The Council of State Governments Justice Center was asked to provide technical assistance in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information, and to partner with the Michigan Law Revision Commission in developing appropriate policy options.
The Restitution Resource Center will help states improve the quality of their restitution systems by providing a central…Read More
The Restitution Resource Center will help states improve the quality of their restitution systems by providing a central source for best practices and successful innovations in the field as well as facilitating peer networks and information exchange.Read More
A conversation with U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Scott Stump explores the critical important of workforce development training for students in the juvenile justice system.Read More
Reentering the community can be a jarring experience. STRIVE, a San Diego-based organization, demonstrates how job readiness programs can have a life-changing impact.Read More
Pennsylvania's Justice Reinvestment legislation, signed into law in December 2019, is expected to save the state millions and improve countless lives. Here, we outline four key questions about the importance of significance of this moment.Read More