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Collaborative Approach to Justice Reinvestment - Interview at the 2010 NIJ Conference

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June 2010
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This is the video and transcript of an interview with John Lazet - Chief of Staff, Office of Michigan State Senator Alan Cropsey - at the 2010 NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Conference, following his address on "The Collaborative Approach to Justice Reinvestment."
The address and the interview pertained to the features of the collaboration between Michigan criminal-justice stakeholders and the Council of State Governments (CSG) in an effort to design and launch a criminal justice reinvestment plan. The stakeholder groups encompassed law enforcement leaders, judges, educational groups, provider groups, and advocacy groups. The bipartisan approach facilitated representatives of these stakeholder groups meeting together with CSG officials. Initial discussions focused on the CSG's data analysis of Michigan's criminal justice investments. CSG emphasized the importance of basing criminal justice policy and expenditures on proven policies and practices that achieved goals the stakeholder groups agreed are important in improving public safety. The outcome was a unified commitment to achieve common goals using proven policies and practices.

Date Published: June 1, 2010