In 2013, the Idaho Legislature created the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Interim Committee to study and identify data-driven, fiscally responsible policies and practices that can increase public safety, reduce recidivism and reduce spending on corrections. An interbranch working group also was created to support the efforts. In early 2014, the Legislature adopted the Justice Reinvestment Act, based on recommendations from the interim committee and working group. Funding for the corrections department was increased to improve the quality of offender supervision and lower officer caseloads. An oversight committee was charged with monitoring and analyzing implementation of the law and studying the potential of future reinvestment and resource allocation.
SCR 128 (2013)
SB 1357 (2014) Justice Reinvestment Act
SB 1433 (2014)
SB 1393 (2014)
Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.
Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.