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Justice Reinvestment

Accession Number: 026996
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"Justice Reinvestment is a process used by a growing number of states to curb corrections costs, reduce offender recidivism and maintain public safety. The data-driven reforms have been bipartisan, cross-governmental and impactful. Policies aim to reduce spending on corrections and reinvest the savings in strategies that increase public safety and hold offenders accountable. Justice Reinvestment typically involves: Developing and adopting policies that manage existing resources and generate savings without compromising public safety; Reinvesting a portion of those savings in criminal justice and other community programs that further reduce recidivism and prevent crime; [and] Measuring the fiscal and criminal justice effects of these reforms and reinvestments to ensure that projected results and benefits are achieved. States also have applied a justice reinvestment process to develop juvenile justice policies that protect public safety, hold youth accountable and contain costs." This interactive map will take you to a wide range of information about those states that are engaged in justice reinvestment. It shows both adopted adult reforms or adopted adult and related juvenile reforms. Information provided includes legislation bill summaries, fiscal notes, Executive Orders, reports, and technical assistance provided by either the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts or by the Council of State Governments (CSG).

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