Category: Justice Reinvestment Initiative

U.S. Senators Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Senate leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs in FY 2020—the Second Chance Act, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state levels. U.S. Senators …

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JRI State Summaries

In April, the Urban Institute began publishing JRI state summaries—factsheets that capture pre-reform criminal justice challenges in JRI states, post-reform successes, and data trends. Information on savings and reinvestment amounts, violent and property crime rates, recidivism rates, prison population growth, and more is included. Summaries for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Dakota are now available, …

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U.S. House Members Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs—the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state level. Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH), …

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