Category Archive: JR Roundup

Mar 16

Arkansas Governor Signs Justice Reinvestment Bill into Law

By CSG Justice Center Staff On March 8, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson (right) signed the Criminal Justice Efficiency and Safety Act (Act 423), which will enable the state to avert more than $300 million in corrections costs over the next six years, reinvest in better mental health services, and improve public safety by reducing recidivism …

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Mar 15

Smart Pretrial Competitive Solicitation for Technical Assistance

The Pretrial Justice Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are partnering to provide technical assistance for up to five local jurisdictions through the Smart Pretrial Initiative to implement evidence-based pretrial practices. There are six categories of technical assistance: containing the costs of the criminal justice system, procedural justice at first sight, detention hearings, minimizing …

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Mar 15

International Community Corrections Association Conference

The International Community Corrections Association is holding its annual research conference on October 29–November 1, 2017 in Seattle. Key topics that will be covered include addressing opiate use to improve public health and safety, strengthening employment and housing supports to improve reentry, and understanding and preventing the criminalization of mental illness. All workshop proposals are …

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