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Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework

The final report of The Council of State Governments Justice Center outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Committee that were reflected in a package of legislation signed into law in February 2019. Among other things, these policies aim to improve community supervision practices and reduce recidivism. The state can reinvest averted …

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Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Third Presentation

The third presentation to Oregon’s Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment Steering Committee helped guide discussion about building upon the project framework to improve individual and system outcomes for people cycling through Oregon’s criminal justice and health systems. Source: JusticeCenter

Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: First Presentation

The first presentation to the New Mexico Justice Reinvestment Working Group summarizes findings related to crime and victimization, behavioral health challenges that pertain to people in New Mexico’s criminal justice system, and probation policies and practices in the state. Source: JusticeCenter

Justice Reinvestment in Rhode Island: Modernizing Supervision Practices

After using a Justice Reinvestment approach, Rhode Island passed legislation that will modernize probation and parole policies and practices, create more opportunities for community-based treatment for people with substance addictions and mental illnesses, and expand benefits for victims of crime, among other measures. This publication presents a summary of the Justice Reinvestment process and legislation. …

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Justice Reinvestment in New Mexico: Overview

This overview outlines several criminal justice challenges in New Mexico, including high crime rates and overdose death rates, a growing prison population, and an increase in the reincarceration rate, and provides a summary of the stages of the Justice Reinvestment process. Source: JusticeCenter

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Reducing Recidivism and Strengthening Public Safety

After using a Justice Reinvestment approach, Massachusetts passed legislation that focuses on incentivizing good behavior, diverting people from incarceration to treatment and programming, and strengthening community supervision, among other measures. State leaders expect to reduce recidivism and avert nearly $10 million in corrections costs by 2023. This publication presents a summary of the Justice Reinvestment …

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Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: Lowering Recidivism by Improving Supervision, Enhancing Connections to Services, and Addressing Violent Crime

After using a Justice Reinvestment approach, Missouri passed legislation that will help local law enforcement combat violent crime, ensure that risk assessment results drive key decisions about people on community supervision, provide better community-based treatment and services for people on probation or parole who have behavioral health conditions, and strengthen infrastructure to support victims of …

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Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon: Overview

This publication outlines the scope of a Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment approach in Oregon to develop a statewide policy framework to help support tribal government, county, and local systems in improving recidivism and health outcomes for the small but important group of people who repeatedly cycle through the public safety and health systems. Source: JusticeCenter

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Overview

This publication outlines criminal justice trends in Wyoming—including crime trends, increases in drug arrests, prison population growth and resulting costs, and revocations from probation or parole—and summarizes the stages involved in using a Justice Reinvestment approach to address criminal justice system challenges. Source: JusticeCenter

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: First Presentation

The first presentation to the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee introduces the Justice Reinvestment approach, provides high-level criminal justice system trends, and outlines a plan for future intensive data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and committee presentations.   Source: JusticeCenter