Justice Reinvestment and Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) bills

Testimony

Justice Reinvestment and Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) bills

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
May 12, 2010

Abstract

City and county governments, caught between escalating and costlycriminal justice populations and strapped budgets, are searching for ways to control costs without compromising public safety. In testimony before the U.S. House Crime Subcommittee, the Urban Institute's Nancy La Vigne explained how justice reinvestment -- a process for identifying the drivers of criminal justice costs and developing new ways of reinvesting those scarce resources can benefit localities.

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