The Public Safety Performance Project conducts and publishes groundbreaking research that sheds light on key criminal and juvenile corrections trends and highlights policies and practices that demonstrate better outcomes at less cost.
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Policymakers at all levels of government are attempting to address a nationwide increase in heroin abuse. Use of the drug has tripled over the past decade, paralleling widespread misuse of prescription opioids, and overdose deaths have increased nearly threefold in the past seven years. Read More
On March 31, Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) signed into law sentencing and corrections legislation that employs research-driven policies to deliver a greater public safety return. The state's Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, an interbranch group of state and local officials, developed the legislation—H.B. 348—with technical assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of the... Read More
Judicial, legislative, and executive leaders from three states came to Capitol Hill on June 17 to discuss their states’ recent sentencing and corrections reforms, which could prove instructive to the federal criminal justice system. Read More