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JRI Year: 2021



Like many states responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa criminal justice stakeholders implemented changes to maintain public health and safety. In the spring of 2021, Iowa leaders undertook a Justice Reinvestment Initiative with the CSG Justice Center to conduct a targeted analysis of Iowa’s criminal justice responses implemented during the pandemic, understand the potential impact on public safety and community-based corrections operations, and determine whether the state should continue or enhance revocation-reduction efforts. This effort is ongoing.1

For more information, see Justice Reinvestment in Iowa.

Other JRI-Funded Projects

In Iowa, in partnership with the CSG Justice Center, the state committed to a system-level approach to better data across their criminal justice system and received intensive short-term technical assistance as a Founding State in the Justice Counts initiative.

1 The Council of State Governments Justice Center, 2023, Justice Reinvestment in Iowa, New York, NY: The Council of State Governments Justice Center, retrieved May 18, 2023 from

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