Community Corrections Strategies Reduce Recidivism

Research-based approaches can cut reoffending and costs

Community Corrections Strategies Reduce Recidivism

For every person in prison, roughly two people are serving their sentences on probation or parole at a fraction of the cost of incarceration.  Over the past 20 years, corrections professionals and researchers have identified a range of successful, community-based strategies that reduce the rate at which these individuals return to prison for new offenses or for breaking the rules of their supervision. These publications summarize some of the approaches that work to change the behavior of offenders and of the system that supervises them.

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Agenda for America

Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.