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Highlights

State Approaches to Implementing Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth Involved in the Justice System

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association identifies recent state efforts to adopt alternatives to incarceration and discusses effective approaches that governors can take to implement reform strategies.


Experts Roundtable on Creating “Smart States” Initiative

Building upon successful Smart Cities efforts in the U.S. and abroad, the NGA Center is seeking to launch a new effort to help states identify how they can use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance economic development, sustainability, resilience and quality of life across urban, suburban and rural communities—all while improving the operational efficiency of state government.


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The NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security & Public Safety Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff about emerging policy trends across a range of homeland security and public safety issues. Current issues include cybersecurity, prescription drug abuse, public safety broadband, sentencing and corrections reform, homeland security grant reform, justice information-sharing, and public health preparedness.