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Justice Reinvestment: Intensive Technical Assistance to States

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $3,063,533)

The purpose of the FY 2013 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; and (3) measures the impact of the policy changes and reinvestment resources and holds policymakers accountable for projected results.

The Council of State Governments, Justice Center will provide two phases of intensive support to state governments, by accomplishing the following objectives: increase policymakers' familiarity with justice reinvestment and assess states' readiness for JRI; provide up to six states with Phase I technical assistance, including the analysis of data and development of policy options; provide up to seven Phase II states with technical assistance to implement policies and programs; administer and manage up to five Phase II subawards approved by BJA; and, implemented policies, programs, and reinvestments.


Date Created: September 15, 2013