Rewards for Reduced Recidivism

Rewards for Reduced Recidivism

November 12, 2012 | by  | The Crime Report

Because state agencies are usually responsible for the costs of incarceration, Performance Incentive Funding (PIF) incentivizes local jurisdictions to reduce recidivism by rewarding them. A new report by the Vera Instute has surveyed more than 50 practitioners who are considering PIF legislation and has found that many have encountered various obstacles regarding the employment of PIF. 

Because state agencies are usually responsible for the costs of incarceration, Performance Incentive Funding (PIF) incentivizes local jurisdictions to reduce recidivism by rewarding them. A new report by the Vera Instute has surveyed more than 50 practitioners who are considering PIF legislation and has found that many have encountered various obstacles regarding the employment of PIF. 

Click here to read “Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost.”