COVID-19 Assistance for the Justice Community
The ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic requires policymakers and criminal justice practitioners to rapidly adapt their day-to-day operations to the situation at hand. While the pace and scale of the crisis can be overwhelming, the CSG Justice Center is committed more than ever to supporting its members—state and local officials working in all three branches of government in criminal and juvenile justice, behavioral health, housing, and labor.
In partnership with Nevada state leaders, the CSG Justice Center is working on several key criminal justice initiatives to increase public safety, including Face to Face, Stepping Up, and Improving Outcomes for Youth.
Face to Face creates meaningful interactions between policymakers and people who have…Read More
The Improving Outcomes for Youth ("IOYouth") initiative works with state and local…Read More
Justice Reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections…Read More
Justice Reinvestment in Nevada
In 2007, the CSG Justice Center embarked on a Justice Reinvestment approach in Nevada to help state leaders identify and address the most pressing criminal justice system challenges.
n 2007, Nevada’s prison population was projected to grow 61 percent by 2017. High failure rates among people on probation contributed to the growth in prison admissions. Community-based behavioral health treatment was often unavailable or inaccessible for people involved with the criminal justice system. From 2007 to 2008, the CSG Justice Center worked with Nevada state leaders to analyze criminal justice data, interview stakeholders from across the criminal justice system, and develop data-driven policy options designed to reduce corrections spending and increase public safety. Signed into law in 2007 Nevada’s justice reinvestment legislation:
- Increases incentives for people in prison who successfully complete vocational, educational, and substance use treatment programs prior to release;
- Increases incentives for people on probation and parole supervision to comply with supervision; and
- Expands eligibility for alternatives to incarceration.
The state reinvested $6.3 million in the FY2007–2009 biennium to support implementation of the legislation. Nevada’s prison population declined over 3 percent from 2007 to 2012.
The affordable housing crisis has increased the need for new housing developments…Read More
Many reentry operations reported concerns about keeping their doors open, reporting cash-flow…Read More
These speeches come against a backdrop of national criminal justice reform. In…Read More
Launched on Monday, Aug. 14, Face to Face—an initiative sponsored by the…Read More
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on June 16 in Carson City…Read More
On June 2, 2022, the Iowa Oversight Committee on Justice Reinvestment met for the second time to review…Read More
In 2019, more than half of all prison admissions in Wyoming were due to probation and parole revocations,…Read More
In Vermont, Black people are six times more likely than White people to be represented in the sentenced…Read More
On June 2, 2022, the Iowa Oversight Committee on Justice Reinvestment met for the second time to review the results of a comprehensive assessment of the state’s community-based corrections (CBC) system conducted by the CSG Justice Center.Read More
In 2019, more than half of all prison admissions in Wyoming were…Read More
In Vermont, Black people are six times more likely than White people…Read More
On July 18, 2022, the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform (Task Force) met to approve a comprehensive set of consensus-based recommendations to transform Michigan’s juvenile justice system. These recommendations are based on an unprecedented assessment of Michigan’s juvenile justice system and are grounded in what research shows works to improve community safety, reduce disparities, and improve youth outcomes.Read More