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Study Metrics to Measure Criminal Justice System Success

Concerning a study of how to measure the effectiveness of the criminal justice system using metrics other than recidivism.
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Recidivism Interim Study Committee. The bill creates the alternative metrics to measure criminal justice system performance working group (working group). The working group consists of representatives from the division of youth services in the department of human services, the department of corrections, the judicial department, and the department of public safety , and a community-based organization that works for criminal legal reform and 2 members from an institution of higher education with expertise in the criminal legal system . The working group shall consult with stakeholders either identified by the working group or who request to participate.

The bill requires the working group to study metrics and methods, other than measuring recidivism, to:

  • Supplement the current measure of recidivism;
  • Measure risk-reduction outcomes;
  • Comprehensively measure successful outcomes that consider various aspects of life, including employment, housing, education, mental health, personal well-being, social supports, and civic and community engagement; and
  • More effectively measure criminal justice system performance.

The working group is required to submit a report to the house of representatives health and insurance public and behavioral health and human services committee and judiciary committee and the senate health and human services committee and judiciary committee on or before July 1, 2025, that includes a summary of the group's work and any recommendations of the group.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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