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The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Thinking Local for State Justice Reinvestment

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"Local governments across the U.S. are striving to improve public safety and optimize criminal justice investments ... This policy brief considers the importance of collaboration with local justice partners in the formulation and implementation of state level justice reinvestment solutions. It highlights the need to share data to identify and implement cost saving solutions, partner to promote successful policy implementation, and invest locally." Sections cover: sharing data to identify and implement cost-saving solutions; Spotlight-Ohio; partnering with local stakeholders to promote successful policy implementation-sentencing, Spotlight-resource incentives for local placement in Pennsylvania, release mechanisms, community supervision, and California's public safety realignment and voter-led initiatives to reduce incarceration; investing locally; "thinking state" (partnering at the state level) in crafting local justice reinvestment solutions; and conclusion.