Justice Reinvestment

Justice Reinvestment is a proposed strategy that places an emphasis on preventative remedies by providing local communities with the resources they need to address the underlying causes of crime in their area. Evidence has shown that the most effective programs for reducing recidivism and providing a better life outcome for offenders are those administered by the community as opposed to the prison system. This strategy has the additional benefit of providing a context for the current and projected costs that flow from incarceration and highlights the many shortcomings of investing in justice centres that deliver poor outcomes for their growing populations.

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