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Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through State, Local, and Tribal Justice Reinvestment: Category 3: Local and Tribal Justice Reinvestment Program Implementation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,249,992)

The purpose of the FY 2010 Criminal Justice Reform and Recidivism Reduction Competitive Grant Program is to implement a Justice Reinvestment model. "Justice reinvestment" refers to a data-driven model that: (1) analyzes criminal justice trends to understand what factors are driving the growth in jail and prison populations; (2) develops and implements policy options to manage the growth in corrections expenditures, generates savings in public revenues, and increases the effectiveness of current spending and investment to increase public safety and improve offender accountability; (3) reinvests a portion of the savings into the justice system to further reduce corrections spending and into the community to further prevent crime; and (4) measures the impact of the policy changes and reinvestment resources and holds policymakers accountable for projected results.

The Center for Effective Public Policy in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Oversight Coordination Outcome Assessment (OCOA) and other providers will use FY 10 CJ IRR Category three funds to support and assist local and tribal jurisdictions with justice reinvestment strategies. To accomplish the goals outlined, they will continue working with selected jurisdictions to form and support a leadership policy team to undertake the Justice Reinvestment Strategy; conduct sound empirical analysis of current justice policies; develop alternative policies and practices that are data driven, increase public safety, hold offenders accountable, control corrections spending; and allow for the reinvestment of savings into community alternatives.


Date Created: September 15, 2010