corrections costs

May 23, 2013

AB109 spurs smart justice in California

Assembly Bill 109 caused a significant stir in California. Counties in CA faced a slew of new responsibilities, including managing a population of offenders they had never seen before. Since the change caused by AB109 in 2011, counties have used a variety of methods for dealing with these changes, with […]
May 16, 2013

States reduce corrections costs with justice reinvestment

The Council of State Governments Justice Center recently released a report describing how 17 states have effectively reduced recidivism and corrections costs through justice reinvestment strategies. Justice reinvestment relies on a comprehensive analysis of criminal justice data and research to develop the most effective corrections policies. The report highlights six […]
December 4, 2012

Performance Incentive Funding Leads to Better Offender Outcomes and Reduces Corrections Costs

The Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonprofit organization that aims to improve justice systems through its research, recently released a new report on performance incentive funding programs. The report delineates the impact current PIF legislation has had, as well as factors policymakers need to consider when creating their own PIF program. […]