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BJA Justice Reinvestment Initiative
BJA Justice Reinvestment Initiative

24 states and 17 local jurisdictions across the nation are part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

JRI Sites

Read the latest announcements from the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

What's New

Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety. More

What is JRI?


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NEW! Changing Racial Composition of 3 States' Prison Populations

BJA and the Council of State Governments Justice Center released "In Brief: Examining the Changing Racial Composition of Three States' Prison Populations," which examines data from three states that have employed a Justice Reinvestment approach and found that their subsequent drops in prison admissions and/or prison populations were especially pronounced among nonwhite populations.


Inslee, state leaders launch comprehensive review of state’s criminal justice system
Top Nebraska officials make push to examine criminal justice system
Alabama Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Alabama prison task force shoots for reform plan by 2015
Michigan JRI report released More

Success Stories

South Carolina has saved $12.5 million while increasing public safety. Kentucky's pretrial reforms have saved counties roughly $25 million. North Carolina's prison population decreased almost 5.6 percent between December 2011 and June 2013.

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Evidence-Based Practices

An important component of JRI is expanding the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) as a response to justice system population and cost drivers.

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