The Urban Institute released a new report, New Programs for and Approaches to Justice System Challenges, highlighting CJI’s technical assistance in Louisiana.
Funded by the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance, CJI facilitated a policy development process with the Louisiana Women’s Incarceration Task Force, created through legislative resolution, to study the state’s justice system and make recommendations to improve conditions and outcomes for women who are incarcerated and on supervision. The Task Force submitted 20 recommendations in its final report that seek to infuse gender-specific approaches into women’s incarceration and supervision, increase programming options, and improve health outcomes and the reentry process.
Click here to read more about the Task Force and other CJI work in Louisiana.
The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Crime and Justice Institute has more than a decade of experience as a JRI technical assistance provider, supporting states through all phases of the JRI process, including data analysis, policy development, legislative support, and implementation. Read more about CJI’s work on JRI.