Public Safety Performance Project

Where We Work

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Pew provides nonpartisan research, analysis, and assistance to state and federal officials to develop criminal and juvenile sentencing and corrections policies that will reduce reoffending and cut costs. The project does not advocate preset solutions, but rather works in partnership with policy leaders and stakeholders to develop data-driven policy options based on analysis of each state’s or jurisdiction’s particular challenges and lessons learned from other states.

Where We Work

Adult Reform

Alabama Kentucky Pennsylvania
Arizona Michigan Rhode Island
Arkansas Mississippi South Carolina
California Missouri South Dakota
Georgia Nebraska Texas
Hawaii Nevada Utah
Idaho New Jersey Vermont
Illinois North Carolina West Virginia
Indiana Ohio Wisconsin
Kansas Oregon

Juvenile Justice

Georgia Hawaii Kentucky
South Dakota West Virginia

Video: How Six States Enacted Corrections Reform

Six state legislative leaders reflect on how they successfully enacted comprehensive sentencing and corrections reforms using a bipartisan, interbranch working group and focusing on data and research to craft policies that met their unique challenges.

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Media Contact

Darienne Gutierrez

Senior Associate, Communications