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8E98338309B84E51872589FF0059EC56 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  RECIDIVISM INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date Aug 2, 2023      
Location Old State Library



Presentation from the National Conference of State Legislatures - Committee Discussion Only


10:22:14 AM  

Amanda Essex, Program Principal, Criminal and Civil Justice Programs, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), made a presentation to the committee on recidivism among the states. The presentation may be found here:  https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/ncsl_-_co_recidivism_8.2.2023_final.pdf

Ms. Essex discussed NCSL and its function, and provided an overview of the definition of recidivism broadly. Ms. Essex also compared various definitions of recidivism among the states and how recidivism is measured. Ms. Essex responded to questions regarding certain events that trigger the measure of recidivism, and which bodies engage in measuring recidivism. Ms. Essex responded to further questions regarding the statutory definition of recidivism in Washington, and the use of a particular definition of recidivism among the states. Discussion ensued regarding how states measure program success with respect to recidivism.






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