Realignment is the process of diverting offenders from state facilities and shifting interventions to community-based programs, often under the direct or indirect management of local government. Over the past two decades, youth justice realignment has attracted growing attention in New York and elsewhere due to crowded facilities, strained budgets, and the persistent failure of the justice system to reduce recidivism.
The concept of realignment is much older than 20 years. The Research and Evaluation Center reviewed the state of the art in justice realignment and compiled the results into reports on the best approaches to practice and policy. The project analyzed the history and development of justice reform strategies and contrasted realignment with two other models: resolution and reinvestment.
Jeffrey Butts on the Project Findings
Review the products of this project.
Jeffrey Butts (PI), Doug Evans, Rhoda Ramdeen
$30,000. New York Community Trust.
$12,000. Annie E. Casey Foundation.