The American Bar Association and its Criminal Justice Section understand the current need for state governments to focus on fiscal savings and have developed a set of proposed criminal justice policy reforms that will save states money, improve the criminal justice system, and help keep the public safe.
To promote effective policy reform, the American Bar Association has assembled five key issues where reform will reduce state spending and keep communities safe. The five policy areas are:
Proper implementation of policy reform in these areas will both increase judicial efficacy and save a significant amount of money. The SPIP Overview discusses each of the five policy areas, policy standards or guidelines, relevant statutes that have already been passed, and success stories demonstrating fiscal savings.