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West Virginia FY 17 JRI: Maximizing State Reforms

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $395,884)

The purpose of the FY 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms Grant Program is to cement or amplify the goals of states’ justice reinvestment reform efforts, deepening their investment in and commitment to use of data-driven decision making and evidence-based practices and programs. The objectives of the program are the following: increase corrections costs saved or avoided by safely reducing unnecessary confinement; increase reinvestment in evidence-based practices that reduce recidivism; promote and increase collaboration and data sharing among agencies and officials who work in criminal justice, including state and local policymakers, law enforcement, prosecution, defense, pretrial, courts, probation, treatment, corrections, reentry, and parole; enhance the translation of evidence into practice by supporting the use of data analysis results to inform policy decisions; and to implement JRI legislative reforms in one or more local jurisdictions that are principle drivers of state and local corrections population growth.

Funds will be used to target local sites to achieve greater impact; promote the use of evidence-based programs and strategies by third-party treatment and programming providers; enhance paroling authorities’ use of evidence-based policy, practice, and decision making; create or expand the continuum of pretrial options in one or more jurisdictions; develop and pilot measures and analyses that account for population characteristics including crime type, risk level, and criminal history; establish or enhance performance incentive funding programs to encourage successful integration of evidence-based practices in community supervision; pilot or scale up swift and certain intermediate sanctions; expand evidence-based reentry programs for individuals at high-risk of recidivism; or other uses that further the state’s justice reinvestment goals.


Date Created: September 20, 2017