Research

The following research reports, publications and tools – by nonprofits, government agencies and/or academic researchers and institutions – provide contextual as well as quantitative insight on the impact of Realignment on the state of California, its counties, and on justice populations, as well as and public opinion on Realignment.  

For other valuable information, be sure to check out the Practitioner Resources section of this site.

ca_countiesCOUNTY IMPACT
AND IMPLEMENTATION
                                   

CA_flagSTATE IMPACT                  

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IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS 

evlauationEVALUATION OF
CERTAIN PRACTICES

public opinionPUBLIC OPINION
AND POLLING
                 

 


  COUNTY IMPACT AND IMPLEMENTATION

Do Local Realignment Policies Affect Recidivism in California? – Public Policy Institute of California

California's 58 Crime Rates – Mike Males and Brian Goldstein, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Contra Costa County: A Model for Managing Local Corrections – JFA Institute

Reallocation of Responsibility: Changes to the Correctional Court System in California Post-Realignment –  Lisa T. Quan, Sara Abarbanel and Debbie Mukamal, Stanford Criminal Justice Center | Stanford Law School

Funding Public Safety Realignment – Public Policy Institute of California

Assessing Judicial Sentencing Preferences After Public Safety Realignment: A Survey of California Judges – Robert Weisberg and Lisa T. Quan, Stanford Criminal Justice Center | Stanford Law School

Voices from the Field: How California Stakeholders View Public Safety Realignment – Joan Petersilia, Stanford Criminal Justice Center | Stanford Law School

Follow the Money: How California Counties Are Spending Their Public Safety Realignment Funds – Jeffrey Lin and Joan Petersilia, Stanford Criminal Justice Center | Stanford Law School

Out of the Starting Gate: A Look at Year One Spending – Stanford Criminal Justice Center | Stanford Law School

Realigning the Revolving Door? An Analysis of California Counties' AB 109 Implementation Plans - Sara Abarbanel, Angela McCray, Kathryn McCann Newhall and Jessica Greenlick Snyder, Stanford Criminal Justice Center |Stanford Law School

Impact on Corrections Realignment: One Year Later – Public Policy Institute of California 

Just the Facts: Corrections Realignment Has Increased Focus on California’s County Jails – Public Policy Institute of California

At-A-Glance: Corrections Realignment Progress – Senate Majority Caucus

Managing Jail Populations to Enhance Public Safety: Assessing and Managing Risk in the Post-Realignment Era – Sarah Lawrence, Stanford Criminal Justice Center |Stanford Law School

Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story – Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Realignment's Impact on the Public Defender and District Attorney: A Tale of Five Counties – Malaina Freedman and Craig Menchin, Stanford Law School

Assembly Bill 109 and How It Impacts Counties – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

ca_flag STATE IMPACT

Is Public Safety Realignment Reducing Recidivism in California? - Public Policy Institute of California

Public Safety Realignment and Crime Rates in California – Public Policy Institute of California

Policing in California – Public Policy Institute of California

California’s Urban Crime Increase in 2012: Is “Realignment” to Blame? – Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Evaluating the Effects of California’s Corrections Realignment on Public Safety – Public Policy Institute of California

Realignment in California: Policy and Research Implications – Barbara Owen, CSU Fresno and Alan Mobley, San Diego State University

evaluation EVALUATION OF CERTAIN PRACTICES

Looking Past the Hype: 10 Questions Everyone Should Ask About California’s Prison Realignment – Joan Petersilia and Jessica Snyder, Stanford University

Evaluation of Second-Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Program Characteristics and Preliminary Themes – The National Institute of Justice

The Systemic Model of Crime and Institutional Efficacy:An Analysis of the Social Context of Offender Reintegration - Kevin Wright, Travis Pratt, Christopher Lowencamp and Edward Latessa 

Flash Incarceration: Due Process in an Era of Intermediate Sanctions – Lorenzo Arroyo, Stanford Law School

Someone to Show the Way: Community-Based Organizations as Partners in Providing Evidence-Based Practices Under California Criminal Justice Realignment – Michael E. Stewart, Stanford Law School

Refocusing CDCR After the 2011 Realignment: 2012-2013 Budget – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Assessing the Effectiveness of Drug Courts on Recidivism: A Meta-Analytic Review of Traditional and Non-traditional Drug Courts – Journal of Criminal Justice

individual IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS

Realignment Report: An Examination of Offenders Released From State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 

Realignment Report – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Voices from the Field: California Victims’ Rights in a Post-Realignment World – Jessica Spencer and Joan Petersilia, Stanford University

The Effect of Realignment on Mentally Ill Offenders – Ashly Nikkole Davis, Stanford Law School

The First Fifty: A Study of "Realigned" Offenders Released to Santa Clara County Under Post-Release Community Supervision – Ashley Rogers, Stanford Law School

The Face of the First 30: A Look at Santa Clara County's Newly Realigned Population and the Challenges They Will Present – Hannah Lommers-Johnson, Stanford Law School

Unintended Beneficiaries? White Collar Offenders and California's Criminal Justice Realignment – Joel Fyke, Stanford Law School

opinion PUBLIC OPINION AND POLLING

Repeat Crime Victims in California - Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, commissioned by Californians for Safety and Justice

California Crime Victims’ Voices – Californians for Safety and Justice (Realignment data on page 10)

Why California Voters Passed Prop 36 – and What Criminal Justice Changes They Want Next - Californians for Safety and Justice (Realignment data on page 19) 

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government – Public Policy Institute of California (Realignment data on page 11)