Smarter Sentencing to Reduce Recidivism Participant Guide

The Smarter Sentencing Project is a training and technical assistance program for local criminal justice systems, and courts in particular, to help them incorporate evidence-based practices into their sentencing decisions. Designed for local teams of prosecutors, judges, defense counsel, and community corrections officials, the training focuses on developing a basic understanding of the research about what works in reducing offender recidivism; learning how to apply the research in plea negotiations, sentencing recommendations, sentencing, and probation revocations; and designing local plans for implementing smarter sentencing practices. In addition, JMI and its partner for the project, the Carey Group, are available to provide on-site and electronic technical assistance to jurisdictions interested in developing smarter sentencing initiatives.

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