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Friday, June 24, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Panel looks at progress of criminal justice system overhaul"

That is the heading to this story by Zach Osowski of the Evansville Courier & Press about the meeting Tuesday of a:

... group of experts from Indiana's judicial and legal system know they have their work cut out for them as they try to change the nature of the state's criminal justice system.

On Tuesday, those experts from all over the state came to Indianapolis to see how their pilot counties are progressing with a new evidence-based approach to punishment and incarceration as well as mull what the state's goals should be moving forward. * * *

The point of the evidence-based system, David said, is realizing one size doesn't fit all when it comes to criminal justice and lots of ideas on how to make that idea work in Indiana were tossed around. Citations for minor offenses instead of arrests, no bail for low-risk offenders and more pretrial diversion options were some of many things the group looked at on Tuesday.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 24, 2016 09:59 AM
Posted to Indiana Government