Post Tagged with: "Criminal Justice Reform"

How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana
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How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana

To free up funds, states pass measures that focus their prison beds on serious violent offenders, and reinvest a portion of the savings into evidence-backed prison alternatives.

Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform
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Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform

Our neighbors have paved the way: now Louisiana is positioned to engage in a substantive effort to improve its criminal justice system and to yield the benefits that so many other states are enjoying.

Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities
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Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities

In Louisiana, Reentry Courts make use of the innovative reentry program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola – known as the Offender Rehabilitation and Workforce Development Program.

Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll
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Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll

The poll indicates there is broad support for reforms that would save taxpayer money and prioritize community supervision programs over incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.

The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana
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The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana

With the coming expansion in the energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors and an aging population, Louisiana’s impending labor shortfall can only be exacerbated by excluding a large section of the prospective workforce: ex-offenders.