Research Report New Programs for and Approaches to Justice System Challenges
Case Studies of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oregon, and Pennsylvania
The Urban Institute’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative Team
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This report discusses four states’ programs and approaches that are now critical components of their justice systems and represent the diverse challenges and solutions of states that have participated in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. These programs and approaches are Arkansas’s crisis stabilization units and crisis intervention training; Louisiana’s gender-responsive approach to women’s incarceration and supervision; Oregon’s Improving People's Access to Community-Based Treatment, Supports, and Services program; and Pennsylvania’s performance-based contracting approach to community corrections.

This report was funded by Grant No. 2019-ZB-BX-K004, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Crime and justice analytics
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
States Arkansas Louisiana Oregon Pennsylvania