Washington State University is partnered with rural counties, criminal justice leaders, and stakeholders to learn about their local systems. Moreover, we generate potential solutions and policies tailored to the specific needs and resources of rural communities.
We use a collaborative, data-driven approach to better understand factors that impact local jail population trends and to develop data-informed policy and practice solutions. We bring these rural-focused policy solutions to the attention of state and national policymakers.
On this website, you will find research briefs, publications, fact sheets, resource links, links to participate in ongoing research, and other information.