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Improving Criminal Justice and Reducing Recidivism Through Justice Reinvestment

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This paper explains the rationale for and features of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), which is a strategic and data-driven process that helps State, local, and tribal communities better assess their systems and implement policy options that generate and retrieve substantial cost savings.
This fact sheet describes the justice reinvestment, a data-driven approach that enhances public safety, reduces corrections spending, and redirects savings to alternative criminal justice strategies that decrease crime and strengthen neighborhoods.
Date Created: December 23, 2019