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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.

Justice Reinvestment in Washington: Analysis and Policy Framework

This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, and arrests data presented to the Washington State Justice Reinvestment Taskforce.

Analysis Summary: Short-Term Jail Confinement (Quick Dips) Efficacy

This analysis covers supervision compliance outcomes of quick dips in response to probation non-compliance.

Factsheet: The Tip of the Iceberg: What Taxpayers Pay to Incarcerate Youth "Updated."

This report examines the direct costs of confinement on a per-day or per-year basis to confine a young person in 47 states.

Justice Reinvestment in West Virginia: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

Efforts in West Virginia to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and would reinvest savings in strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism are described.

Justice Reinvestment in North Carolina: Three Years Later

Three years after North Carolina enacted justice reinvestment legislation, this report reviews the policies the state enacted and their impact on North Carolina’s correctional and criminal justice system.

Justice Reinvestment in Kansas: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

Kansas policymakers developed a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and reinvest resulting savings in strategies that increase public safety.

Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

This report summarizes the CSG Justice Center’s findings and describes the data-driven policy framework that was provided to state policymakers to address key issues in Hawaii.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs

This report explains how to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a key tool to inform decisions about resource allocation.

Advancing the Quality of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Programs

This report offers guidance on important conceptual and practical issues surrounding the use of cost-benefit analysis to inform justice policymaking.

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