New Report Demonstrates States’ Success in Reducing Recidivism

New Report Demonstrates States’ Success in Reducing Recidivism

September 25, 2012 | by  | Justice Center: The Council of State Governments

A number of states including Michigan, Kansas, Texas, and Ohio have reported a reduction in recidivism rates from 2005-2007, according to a new policy brief released by the Council of State Governments’ National Reentry Resource Center. Many states have not only increased the level of transitional assistance offered to prisoners upon release, but have also prioritized treatment, supervision, and the use of risk assessments tools.

A number of states including Michigan, Kansas, Texas, and Ohio have reported a reduction in recidivism rates from 2005-2007, according to a new policy brief released by the Council of State Governments’ National Reentry Resource Center. Many states have not only increased the level of transitional assistance offered to prisoners upon release, but have also prioritized treatment, supervision, and the use of risk assessments tools. These new implementations have caused recidivism in Texas and Ohio  to decrease by 11%, along with reductions of 15% and 18% in Kansas and Michigan respectively.