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NCJ Number: 251321 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Reinvestment Initiative at the Local Level: Getting To Know Denver, Colorado
Corporate Author: Center for Effective Public Policy
United States of America
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Effective Public Policy
Hatboro, PA 19040
Grant Number: 2010-RR-BX-K069
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the goals and activities of Denver’s (Colorado) Phases I and II of its Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), with the goal of reducing crime and delinquency through an evidence-based, accountable, and efficient public safety strategy.
Abstract: Denver has been participating in the JRI since April 2011. Under the direction of the Justice Coordinating Committee (JCC), a Leadership Team for JRI was established as a subcommittee of the Denver Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC). In Phase I of the JRI, data were collected in order to determine the amount and length of system involvement for the most frequent users of the justice system. During Phase I, a range of both system and community-based stakeholders partnered to further explore and strategically address the frequent users of the justice system. In the JRI’s Phase II, a specialty court program was developed for this offender population, so as to address their specific issues. This court provides structure, accountability, and need-related services for repeat offenders. Highlights are provided from the court’s first year of operation, with attention to the lessons learned. Building collaboration across agencies was one of the most important aspects of the program.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system reform
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Colorado; Cost effectiveness analysis; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Habitual offenders; Specialty Courts
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