Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) legislation transformed the state’s criminal justice system and is saving millions of dollars. The correctional savings achieved through JRI have allowed the state’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) Secretary James LeBlanc to expand educational, vocational, and pre-release programming in state prisons and local jails. Additionally, these savings enable DPS&C to partner with local organizations to create new post-release reentry services within communities across the state. By investing locally in reentry supports, Louisiana is allowing each parish to expand programming and services that meet the specific needs of the people returning home to their community.

Click here to read the full report.