Three states – New York, NewJersey, and California – have achieved prison population reductions in the range of 25%. They have also seen their crime rates generally decline at a faster pace than the national average.
By providing concise summaries of representative legislation in each area, this report aims to be a practical guide for policymakers in other states and the federal government looking to enact similar changes in criminal justice policy.
This brief presents information regarding pretrial and bail reform during 2013.
This report highlights the continued positive trend in the nine states leading the nation by adopting crucial incarceration-reducing policies.
The ill-conceived War on Drugs and the overly harsh sentences imposed for low-level offenses have affected almost every area of our criminal justice system, from over policing to sentencing and re-entry.
This paper explains how the criminal justice system can greatly reduce incarceration while ensuring community safety.
This paper explains why it is important to ensure that youth have access to services while in care to help them re-enter society successfully.
Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice
The need for a renewed effort in bringing the practice of juvenile justice back under the influence of the community is explained.
Health Care Reform and County Criminal Justice Systems: An Introduction to Health Care Reform and the Opportunities and Challenges for County Criminal Justice Systems
This course provides an overview of how upcoming changes to California’s health care system will impact local criminal justice systems.
Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform: Achieving System Change Using Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment Strategies
This publication offers a large range of strategies for individuals wanting to reform their juvenile justice system.