Does San Francisco’s Community Justice Center Reduce Criminal Recidivism? (RAND)

RAND Report By BEAU KILMER, JESSE SUSSELL 

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In 2009, San Francisco opened the Community Justice Center (CJC), a community court serving the city’s high-crime Tenderloin district and adjacent neighborhoods. RAND researchers examined whether the Community Justice Center reduces the risk of rearrest when compared to more-traditional approaches for addressing arrestees. Their report supports the hypothesis that San Francisco’s Community Justice Center reduces criminal recidivism.

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