Category Archive: publication

Jul 25

Justice Reinvestment in Georgia: Strengthening Probation and Increasing Public Safety

In Georgia, a justice reinvestment approach led to changes that will strengthen probation. High probation officer caseloads will be reduced in part by providing people who are sentenced to probation for first-time offenses with a behavioral incentive date (BID). If the person meets certain conditions, his or her probation will be terminated by the BID. …

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Jul 12

Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: First Presentation

The first presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force introduces the justice reinvestment process and explains how it prioritizes public safety. The presentation also provides an overview of criminal justice trends in Missouri, including high incarceration rates, a growing prison population, high crime rates, increasing prison admissions, and significant behavioral health needs among …

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Jul 11

Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: Overview

This publication outlines several criminal justice trends in Missouri, including an increase in violent crime; a rapidly growing female prison population; and prison admissions that are largely driven by recidivism, and summarizes the stages involved in utilizing a justice reinvestment approach to address these trends. At the request of Missouri’s governor, legislative leaders, chief justice, and other key …

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Jun 14

North Dakota’s Justice Reinvestment Approach: Investing in Community-Based Behavioral Health Services Instead of Prisons

In North Dakota, a justice reinvestment approach resulted in sweeping changes to improve community-based treatment for people in the criminal justice system and to increase the number of treatment providers to serve this population. The state will also prioritize prison bed space for people convicted of the most serious offenses by utilizing probation and limiting …

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Jun 12

RAQI: Risk Assessment Quality Improvement Checklist

The Risk Assessment Quality Improvement (RAQI) checklist was developed by the CSG Justice Center to help state and local corrections agencies, community supervision agencies, and treatment/programming providers analyze how well their risk and needs assessment tool is working. The checklist helps identify potential problems with assessment tools quickly and efficiently. State agencies can then use this …

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Jun 06

Montana’s Justice Reinvestment Approach: Curbing State Prison Population Growth and Reinvesting in Local Public Safety Strategies

In Montana, a justice reinvestment approach produced a comprehensive package of legislation that will reserve prison space for people who pose the greatest risk to public safety, alleviate jail overcrowding, and help ensure communities are safer. Included in the legislation are policies to create a professional parole board, develop new pretrial service programs, create or …

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May 11

Arkansas’s Justice Reinvestment Approach: Enhancing Local Mental Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

After using a justice reinvestment approach, Arkansas passed legislation that creates local crisis stabilization units that will allow people with mental illnesses who commit low-level offenses to receive treatment in the community rather than go to prison. Trained law enforcement officers will be able to divert people into these units, alleviating the jail backlog and …

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