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Council of State Governments (CSG) (Lexington, KY)

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage: Essential Elements

This report introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at pretrial, including decisions for pretrial release.

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems

This brief is designed to help state and local officials support young adults in the justice system by identifying needs and offering recommendations.

Reducing Juvenile Recidivism Interactive Checklists

These checklists assess whether juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with research on “what works” to reduce recidivism.

Franklin County, Ohio: A County Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Project

Results from key data and interviews provide recommendations for reducing offenders with behavioral health disorders cycling in and out of jail.

Alabama’s Justice Reinvestment Approach

This brief covers Alabama's justice reinvestment initiative designed to reduce prison overcrowding and strengthen community-based supervision.

Nebraska’s Justice Reinvestment Approach: Reduce Prison Overcrowding and Expanding Probation and Parole Supervision

This brief covers Nebraska's justice reinvestment initiative designed to reduce prison overcrowding and expand probation and parole.

Justice Reinvestment in Kansas: Strengthening Probation Supervision and Promoting Successful Reentry

This brief covers Kansas' justice reinvestment initiative designed to strengthen community supervision and reentry and to target scarce resources.

The Reentry of Adults Convicted of Sexual Offenses: A National Survey of Reentry Professionals

Results are presented from "a national survey of stakeholders invested in the successful reentry of adults convicted of sexual offenses … The survey findings reveal variability regarding the extent to which respondents’ beliefs about various sex offender-related matters align with current research.

Justice Reinvestment in West Virginia: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

Efforts in West Virginia to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and would reinvest savings in strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism are described.

Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

This report summarizes the CSG Justice Center’s findings and describes the data-driven policy framework that was provided to state policymakers to address key issues in Hawaii.

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