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NCJ Number: NCJ 244142     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Pamela Lachman ; S. Rebecca Neusteter ; Elizabeth Davies ; Nancy G. La Vigne
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 60
  Annotation: This toolkit is designed to provide planners of a local justice reinvestment initiative with the technical information to identify drivers of local criminal justice system costs and to design strategies addressing those drivers.
Abstract: This toolkit begins with a discussion of how both data and collaboration are integral to a successful justice reinvestment approach. The first section describes the specific support needed from key stakeholders and participating agencies. The next section examines the basic steps of collecting and organizing relevant criminal justice data, including articulating key questions, identifying relevant data sources, and addressing barriers to the collection and sharing of information. Once a jurisdiction has collected relevant criminal justice data, it will need to analyze those data to identify and quantify criminal justice population and cost drivers. The next section focuses on the steps required to identify appropriate data, answer key questions about the characteristics and movements of the local criminal justice population, and quantify criminal justice system costs. Finally, the concluding two sections discuss translating population and cost drivers into policy options that have a greater impact on public safety, are less expensive, and/or resolve cases more efficiently. Figures, tables, notes, and appendix
Main Term(s): Model program adoption ; Dedicated funding
Index Term(s): Operating costs ; Costs ; Model programs
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-DD-BX-K040
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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