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Public Safety Performance Project
Fewer People Returning to Prison
The recidivism rate within three years of release declined by nearly a quarter over a recent seven-year period.
CRIME DOWN, TOO
From ‘Lock ’em Up’ to Juvenile Justice Advocate
Greg Smith—law enforcement officer, crime victim, teacher, and juvenile justice champion—shares how his unique experience shaped his views on improving outcomes for young people.
HIS STORY
MORE FROM PEW
Recidivism Proves Expensive for Illinois
The cost of each reconviction in the state rose 30 percent over the last three years, a new report finds. However, recidivism is down overall in Illinois since 2015.
NEW RESEARCH
PARTNER HIGHLIGHT
New 50-State Criminal Justice Data Resource
How does your state’s data on crime, arrests, recidivism, and correctional populations compare? Explore this new resource from the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center for answers.
CHARTS, MAPS, STATS
IN THE MEDIA
Governors: We Need Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform to Improve Lives and Our Workforce
USA TODAY
Gov. Edwards Meets with President Trump, Others to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform
WAFB-TV
Recidivism Rate Has Fallen by Nearly a Quarter Over the Past 7 Years
The Washington Post
Readers Respond: Crime Victims, Offenders Have a Shared Interest in Transforming Our Justice System
The Oregonian
Law-and-Order Texas Takes on Criminal Justice Reform
The American Conservative
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