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Recent news stories, publications, and resources

JRI State Updates

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Wyoming Final Report of the CSG Justice Center Outlines Policy Recommendations Reflected in Legislation Signed into Law in February 2019

Nevada Passes Justice Reinvestment Bill Aimed at Addressing Behavioral Health Needs and Reducing Recidivism

Featured Publications

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New Analysis Shows How Parole and Probation Violations Significantly Impact States’ Prison Populations and Budgets

New data reveals the startling extent to which probation and parole violations contribute to states’ high prison admissions and populations, as well as the subsequent cost to taxpayers.

Issue Brief from The Pew Charitable Trusts Highlights Successes of 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation in Utah

Among other things, the legislation aimed to minimize the involvement of youth charged with low-level offenses in the justice system, prioritize secure detention and confinement for youth assessed as being at a high risk to public safety, and improve community supervision for youth. Since the legislation went into effect, the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system fell 23 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2018. During the same period, detention admissions dropped 44 percent, and diversion rates from court through nonjudicial adjustments increased 224 percent.

In the News

[Op-ed]: Govs. Hutchinson, Bergum: All Americans Stand to Benefit from Fixing the Health Crisis in Our Nation's Jails | National
U.S. House Committee Approves FY20 Funding for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative
The Council of State Governments Justice Center

This roundup is produced with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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