Justice Reinvestment Projects

JRI Maximizing State Reforms Technical Assistance (2016-Present)

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Center is working with four states (Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio, and Oregon) to strengthen states’ JRI reform efforts by bolstering their investment and commitment to data driven and evidence-based decisionmaking.  Project staff are working with those states to forge a collaborative approach to resolving critical implementation issues through a four-pronged approach: (1) Delivery of a broad range of targeted substantive expertise/technical assistance/training; (2) Provision of facilitation and site coordination to assure maximal team effectiveness, enhanced collaboration, timeliness of programs and products, and the development of sustainable plans; (3) Guidance in identifying, analyzing, and presenting performance and outcome measures for continued progress toward reinvestment goals; and
(4) Support in building capacity to implement and sustain successful evidence-based approaches and programs over time.

Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through State, Local and Tribal Justice Reinvestment: Category 3: Local and Tribal Justice Reinvestment Program Implementation (2010-2016)

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) provided technical assistance and financial support to states, counties, cities, and tribal authorities that are either currently engaged in justice reinvestment (a data-driven approach to reduce corrections and related criminal justice cost and reinvest savings in strategies designed to increase public safety) or are well positioned to undertake such work. Under this initiative, the Center delivered technical assistance to a number of local JRI jurisdictions as part of a two-phase effort. Under Phase I, sites received technical assistance in support of the first steps of the justice reinvestment process, which involved engaging leaders and key stakeholders, analyzing criminal justice data, and identifying strategies to reduce costs and increase public safety. Phase II sites received both targeted technical assistance and funding to support the implementation of justice reinvestment strategies.