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Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.

One Book | One NIC - October 26

The Information Center is hosting our quarterly book club discussion on Thursday October  26 at 1 pm ET / 11 am MT

Please join us as we discuss the TED Talk - A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System - and explore Front-end Interventions in the criminal justice system.


Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections

This report proposes reforms that could result in reducing the federal prison population by 60,000 people and saving over $5 billion.

Getting It Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works

This brief documents the strategies, events and conditions that created a major shift in how Ohio's youth in the juvenile justice system are treated.

Bring Youth Home: Building on Ohio's Deincarceration Leadership

This report explores Ohio’s evolution of deincarceration programs and discusses decision points that other states and localities should consider.

Can Jails and Prisons be Healed?

This paper describes the Healing Corrections Framework, which focuses on the nuts and bolts of the organizational cultures of jails and prisons.

The Importance of Information Sharing for Justice Reform

This report explains how information sharing positively impacts justice reform by improving decisions, accountability and efficiency of services.

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.

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.


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