Michael Jacobson Testimony National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board Public Hearing, Aug. 22, 2012

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Michael Jacobson, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice, reported on Vera’s evidence-based research into the effectiveness and efficiency of existing corrections policies. He described findings from a number of studies, the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for assessing and reforming policy, and results of Vera-designed initiatives to foster alternatives to incarceration.

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