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NCJ Number: NCJ 239002     Find in a Library
Title: Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level Planning and Implementation Guide
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Nancy La Vigne ; S. Rebecca Neusteter ; Pamela Lachman ; Allison Dwyer ; Carey Anne Nadeau
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 80
  Annotation: This planning and implementation guide, developed by the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, provides assistance to local governments on how to more effectively use their limited criminal justice resources.
Abstract: This planning and implementation guide provides information to local and county governments on the process of justice reinvestment. Justice reinvestment includes steps for use by law enforcement officials and policymakers on how to more effectively manage criminal justice costs without compromising public safety. The information in this guidebook is presented in seven sections that cover the steps involved in the justice reinvestment process, the challenges that may be encountered by local officials and policymakers, and examples of how the challenges can be overcome. The seven sections of the guidebook are: 1) What is Justice Reinvestment; 2) What Planning is Required for Justice Reinvestment; 3) How Can Data Inform Justice Reinvestment; 4) How Should Justice Reinvestment Data be Collected and Analyzed; 5) What Interventions Should be Selected and How Should They be Implemented?; 6) How do Interventions Lead to Justice Reinvestment; and 7) Conclusion: Guiding Principles for Successful and Sustainable Reinvestment. Several of the guiding principles include developing a shared vision, encouraging transparency and empirically-based decisionmaking, increasing accountability, and ensuring sustainability. Figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system planning
Index Term(s): Criminal justice planning councils ; Criminal justice system analysis ; Criminal justice system reform ; Local criminal justice systems ; Criminal justice agencies ; Criminal justice system management ; Criminal justice coordinating councils
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-DD-BX-0684
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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