Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative

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On behalf of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the RAND Corporation in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), RTI International, and the University of Denver is carrying out a research effort to assess and prioritize technology and policy needs across the criminal justice community. This effort is a component of the Criminal Justice Requirements and Resources Consortium, which also supports and enables the success of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholars and agencies.

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    Better Data Collection Could Support Efforts to Reduce Deaths in Police Custody

    No national data collection program describes all deaths that occur in law enforcement custody. These data are critical to support strategies to reduce such fatalities, to promote public safety through appropriate police responses, and to build trust with communities.

    Oct 11, 2022

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    Preventing Intimate Partner Abuse

    First developed in the 1970s, programs focused on intimate partner violence prevention are designed to hold perpetrators accountable for their behavior and to prioritize safety and justice for victims. What might help make these programs more effective?

    Jul 27, 2022

  • Inmate Marvin Worthy uses his JPay tablet device inside the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey, July 12, 2018, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    Leveraging Technology to Support Prisoner Reentry

    How can technology help ease the transition from jails or prisons back into the community—and ensure better outcomes for individuals who have been incarcerated?

    May 3, 2022

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