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  NCJ Number: NCJ 244754   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Justice Reinvestment Initiative State Assessment Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Nancy LaVigne ; Samuel Bieler ; Lindsey Cramer ; Helen Ho ; Cybele Kotonias ; Deborah Mayer ; David McClure ; Laura Pacifici ; Erika Parks ; Bryce Peterson ; Julie Samuels
  Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2014
  Page Count: 145
  Annotation: This report describes the progress, challenges, and preliminary outcomes of State Justice Reinvestment Initiatives (JRI) from 2010 through the summer 2013.
  Abstract: The JRI provides technical assistance and financial support to criminal justice reform efforts at the State and local levels. Through the JRI model, policymakers from all branches of State government use comprehensive data analyses to identify the drivers of corrections populations and costs in order to develop policy options for addressing these drivers. These population and cost drivers, identified and discussed in this report, are parole and probation revocations, sentencing policies and practices, insufficient and inefficient community supervision and support; and parole system processing delays and denials. The policy responses enacted in the some or all of the 17 States profiled in this report include risk and needs assessments accountability measures, earned credits, intermediate and graduated sanctions, community-based treatment, and sentencing changes and departure mechanisms. The report also discusses projected and preliminary outcomes resulting from implementation of the JRI in the following States: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Tables, figures, notes, and references
  Main Term(s): Criminal justice system reform
  Index Term(s): Supervision ; Probation ; Offender supervision ; Parole supervision ; Delaware ; BJA grant-related documents ; Georgia (USA) ; Hawaiian Islands ; Kansas ; Kentucky ; Louisiana ; Missouri ; New Hampshire ; North Carolina ; Ohio ; Oklahoma ; Oregon ; Pennsylvania ; South Carolina ; South Dakota ; West Virginia ; Community Corrections ; Arkansas
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2010-RR-BX-K072
  Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation ; Legislation/Policy Analysis
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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