Smart Justice

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    Smart Justice

    NACo's Smart Justice efforts aim to build knowledge and capacity for successful justice policies and practices among the nation’s counties.
    Smart Justice
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    Smart Justice

    The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Smart Justice efforts aim to build knowledge and capacity for successful justice policies and practices among the nation’s counties. Smart Justice projects enhance partnerships among public, private and philanthropic leaders along with national experts to promote safer communities and utilize taxpayer money more effectively and efficiently.

    Projects engage county officials, national thought leaders and partners across the country by:

    • Promoting evidence-based, data-driven local justice policies and practices throughout the nation’s counties;
    • Taking a leadership role in exploring and implementing local justice reforms;
    • Developing strategies to save counties money while creating safer communities; and
    • Providing education and assistance to counties to assess their adult and juvenile systems to explore opportunities for efficient and effective use of public dollars.
    NACo's Smart Justice efforts aim to build knowledge and capacity for successful justice policies and practices among the nation’s counties.
    2015-06-22
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    2021-04-14

The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Smart Justice efforts aim to build knowledge and capacity for successful justice policies and practices among the nation’s counties. Smart Justice projects enhance partnerships among public, private and philanthropic leaders along with national experts to promote safer communities and utilize taxpayer money more effectively and efficiently.

Projects engage county officials, national thought leaders and partners across the country by:

  • Promoting evidence-based, data-driven local justice policies and practices throughout the nation’s counties;
  • Taking a leadership role in exploring and implementing local justice reforms;
  • Developing strategies to save counties money while creating safer communities; and
  • Providing education and assistance to counties to assess their adult and juvenile systems to explore opportunities for efficient and effective use of public dollars.

Initiative Resources

 

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    The Stepping Up Initiative

    In May 2015, NACo and partners at the CSG Justice Center and APA Foundation launched Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
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    Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee

    All matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including ​criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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  • Reports & Toolkits

    Opioid Solutions Center

    NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
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    Reports & Toolkits

    <p>NACo&#39;s Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.

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