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An Examination of Justice Reinvestment and Its Impact on Two States

Marie Garcia, Social Science Analyst, Justice Systems Research Division, Office of Research and Evaluation, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Jake Horowitz, Project Manager, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.; Anne Rice, Associate Attorney General, New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, Concord; John Lazet, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Alan Cropsey, Lansing, Mich.; Marshall Clement, Project Director, Justice Center, The Council of State Governments, New York

Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Pew Center on the States, the justice reinvestment project is a data-driven strategy aimed at policymakers to "reduce spending on corrections, increase public safety and improve conditions in the neighborhoods to which most people released from prison return." Representatives from two states where the justice reinvestment strategy is currently being implemented will discuss how it is being used to reduce the rate of incarceration and how states can reinvest in local communities.

Date Published: June 1, 2010