The Public Safety Performance Project works with states to advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a comprehensive package of reforms Aug. 28 that are designed to improve the effectiveness of the state’s juvenile justice system and save the commonwealth up to $24 million over five years. The legislation, Senate Bill 200, follows successful reforms of Kentucky’s adult criminal justice system in 2011. Read More
In the July/August 2014 issue of Sheriff magazine, Sheriff Kevin Thom of Pennington County, South Dakota, speaks out in favor of sentencing and corrections reform. Read More
The new law will strengthen supervision and services; expand use of proven practices to reduce recidivism. Read More