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News Release

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2010

Attorney General Michael Delaney
(603) 271-1202

Justice And Policy Leaders To Discuss Report And Recommendations On Corrections And Public Safety
Justice Reinvestment Workgroup Will Reconvene February 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Legislative Office Building

(CONCORD) – Top New Hampshire justice, corrections, and legislative leaders will meet on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 307 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. The Justice Reinvestment Workgroup will discuss the comprehensive report and policy recommendations it received on January 25th to strengthen the State's corrections system and public safety.

The New Hampshire Justice Reinvestment initiative was launched in September 2009 as a bipartisan, interbranch effort to increase public safety and slow the increase in corrections spending. The January 25th presentation was the culmination of four months of intensive analysis of data on incarceration, crime and arrests in New Hampshire by the Council of State Government's Justice Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit group that has done similar work in Texas and other states. The Justice Center's work is informed by extensive input from superior and district court judges, county attorneys, defense attorneys, law enforcement, legislators, victim advocates, and behavioral health treatment providers. In attendance will be members of the Justice Reinvestment Workgroup, which includes the Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House, representatives of the Governor's Office, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

The public is invited to attend.

New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
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