American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Guide to Advancing Justice-Related Goals

Community Supervision: Probation and Parole
Correctional Education
Correctional Supervision: Prisons and Jails
Criminal and Juvenile Records
Health Policy
Mental Health
Substance Use Treatment
Victim Engagement
Youth/Young Adults

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This guide from The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center outlines need-to-know information about how state and local leaders can leverage American Rescue Plan Act funding to advance eight key criminal justice priorities: 

  • Keep people in correctional facilities safe and healthy 
  • Increase access to education for people in the juvenile and criminal justice systems 
  • Improve public safety and outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system
  • Support people who have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence and sexual assault 
  • Support economic stability and mobility for people with criminal records 
  • Help communities build comprehensive health care systems for people in the justice system
  • Reduce criminal justice involvement for people with behavioral health needs

View the guide