Washington State University is partnering with rural counties and criminal justice leaders to learn about their local systems, with the goal of generating potential solutions and policies tailored to specific needs and resources of rural communities.The Rural Jails Network was established for members to share information and resources and to collectively advocate for unique needs of rural justice systems.
We will 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 aim to help bring these rural-focused policy solutions to the attention of state and national policymakers.
On this website, you will find a secure discussion forum, research briefs, resource links, future meeting updates and agendas, links to participate in ongoing research, and other information.
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