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By Crime and Justice Institute

In November 2023, the Crime and Justice Institute and the Council of State Governments Justice Center, with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance, debuted the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) website. The new website serves as the central information hub for JRI efforts across the United States and a key resource for agencies and organizations seeking to advance fair, efficient, and proven criminal justice strategies.

Through JRI, states have averted costs or saved more than $3.2 billion cumulatively, allowing states to invest hundreds of millions in effective supervision and treatment programs to make communities safer, with each state having the flexibility to determine how to direct these savings to achieve its public safety goals. It is projected that savings will grow to over $4 billion by 2024 as a result of JRI.

Read the JRI website press release for more details.

Interested in using JRI in your state?

Visit the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Assessment Center.

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