Criminal Justice News

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CBA and Justice Policy Toolkit

Justice policymakers must make tough choices with limited resources. To help weigh their options, decision makers are increasingly turning to cost-benefit analysis, an economic tool that compares the costs of programs or policies with the benefits they deliver. With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Vera Institute of Justice's Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) has released the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Justice Policy Toolkit, which provides a step-by-step CBA guide and features several examples from the criminal justice field. To access the toolkit, go to

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