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Corrections reform

Pennsylvania and MacArthur’s Models for Change: The Story of a Successful Public-Private Partnership

This report explains how a private foundation identified and collaborated with a key state agency to improve Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system.

Bending the Curve: Juvenile Corrections Reform in Texas

This publication explains how Texas overhauled its juvenile corrections system leading to significant reductions in offenders and costs.

State-Local Partnership in Ohio Cuts Juvenile Recidivism, Costs

This article describes RECLAIM Ohio, a partnership between local and state agencies that reduces costs associated with justice-involved juveniles.

Innovation in the Criminal Justice System: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Leaders

This report documents knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding innovation U.S. criminal justice leaders.

Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System

This report shows how a variety of strategies designed to reduce the inmate population and costs without compromising public safety.

State Spending for Corrections: Long-Term Trends and Recent Criminal Justice Policy Reforms

This issue brief provides an excellent look at issues surrounding correctional expenditures and cost-cutting reforms at the state level.

Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment

Strategies tested in numerous states and local jurisdictions, however, show that there are effective ways to address the challenge of containing rising corrections costs while also increasing public safety.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms

This article examines the major considerations to be taken when performing a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the States

This brief summarizes the efforts of states involved in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), a program designed to identify and implement cost-efficient, evidence-based criminal justice reforms.

Making Detention Reform Work for Girls

This practice guide will stress that efforts to safely reduce the inappropriate detention of low-risk girls must be rooted in JDAI’s [Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative’s eight] core strategies, but with an added intentional focus on applying those core strategies to girls’ unique needs and circumstances.


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