Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $399,970)
The Council of State Governments (Justice Center) will work with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist policymakers seeking to reduce recidivism, avert spending on prisons and jails, and increase public safety. The Justice Center will provide intensive technical assistance to at least three states to help policymakers in these jurisdictions accomplish the following: 1) analyze why their state's prison population is growing; 2) map neighborhoods to determine where resources are currently being deployed and the impact on crime they are having; 3) generate options pointing to opportunities to reallocate existing dollars and resources and concentrate them on places and populations that are most likely to yield significant reductions in crime and recidivism; and 4) develop a system to track the impact of the policies enacted.
- Furthering Tennessee Innocence Project's work on innocence claims, focusing on Shelby County/Memphis, TN, in partnership with the new Shelby County District Attorney's Conviction Review Unit.
- Enhancing the Violence Intervention Ecosystem in Baltimore
- Second Chance Act Training and Technical Assistance Category 3: Heath and Housing