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Cost analysis

Correctional Industries Programs for Adult Offenders in Prison: Estimates of Benefits and Costs

Results of a cost-benefit analysis of correctional industries programs are provided.

The Costs of Pretrial Justice

This series of briefs from CJI explore the cost of pretrial and how to apply cost-benefit analysis to pretrial decision making.

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.

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.

Community Corrections and the Justice Reinvestment Act

This covers budget overview, significant legislation, the changing role of probation officers, programs for probationers, and reinvestment and results.

Short-Term Jail Confinement (Quick Dips) Efficiency

The efficacy of using quick dips, 2-3 day confinement in jail, as a swift and certain response for first time violation of probation is explained.

Justice Reinvestment in Idaho: Analyses and Policy Framework

If implemented, the package of policies outlined in the framework has the potential to generate significant savings in Idaho and estimates a 15-percent reduction in recidivism.

The Price of Jails: Measuring the Taxpayer Cost of Local Incarceration

This report highlights how the surest way to safely cut costs is to reduce the number of people who enter and stay in jails.

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