Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean for a state to participate in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative?

The goal of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative is to manage and allocate criminal justice populations and spending more cost-effectively, thereby generating cost-savings that can be reinvested in evidence-based strategies that increase public safety. Participating in this initiative means garnering commitment from legislative leadership and criminal justice authorities in the state, developing or improving information sharing capabilities, collecting and analyzing criminal justice data, developing policy options and strategies based on that data, and enacting evidence-based policies that increase public safety. Participating sites will receive targeted technical assistance on each of these components.


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