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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.

Environmental Scan 2013

This report gives a broad overview of selected current and anticipated trends. It can used by corrections professional to inform their work.

Inmate Behavior Management: Defining and Conveying Expectations

This document explains “Element 4: Defining and Conveying Expectations for Behavior” of NIC's IBM comprehensive management system.

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.

Trends in U.S. Corrections

This is set of charts show a wide range of correctional trends, such as jails, prisons, inmate populations, and incarceration rates.

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.

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.

Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT)—Prisoners

This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine NPS on inmates under the jurisdiction of both federal and state correctional authorities.

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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