The Justice Reinvestment Initiative Improves Community Supervision

Community supervision agencies oversee the vast majority of people under correctional control. When done well, community supervision can increase public safety by holding people accountable for their criminal behavior and facilitating positive behavior change to reduce people’s likelihood of reoffending. However, high caseloads, insufficient interventions to reduce recidivism, and budget shortfalls make it challenging for probation and parole agencies to achieve this goal. One of the ways states have helped community supervision agencies tackle these challenges is through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

May 2021 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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