Justice Reinvestment in Nebraska: Analysis and Policy Framework

This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, probation, and parole data presented to Nebraska’s Justice Reinvestment Working Group. It outlines strategies and policy options to avert prison population growth and reduce recidivism in the state by holding people convicted of the lowest-level felonies accountable with probation and treatment, reducing the number of people leaving prison unsupervised, and strengthening parole supervision. The report also offers strategies for supporting victims of crime through improved restitution collection. If implemented, the report’s suggested policies would reinvest $32.8 million in recidivism reduction strategies and avert $306.4 million in prison costs. 

January 2015 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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