Missourian: Breaking the Cycle: Fulton’s First All-Female Program Works to Address Recidivism

Nationally, Missouri ranks eighth highest in prison population, according to 2018 Prison Policy Initiative data. Among Missouri state prisons, local jails, juvenile centers, involuntary commitment and federal prisons, over 51,000 people filled the facilities in 2018.

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KHOU 11: Harris Co. Program Lowers Jail Costs, Population but Cuts out Punishment

The Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center allows people with mental illness who commit non-violent offenses to skip jail. They are offered space in the 28-bed diversion center, counseling, and case workers to prevent the person arrested from cycling in and out of jail.

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Casper Star Tribune: “Quick Dips” and Other Corrections Programs

About 18 month ago, the state launched its participation in the federal Justice Reinvestment Initiative. This was an ambitious two-year effort with the goal of controlling state spending on corrections and reinvesting the money saved into alternative programs.

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[Apply Now] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides funding for probation and…

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