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Governor's Council on Justice Reinvestment

Active dates:2021-2022

The Council will review state spending on community supervision "to determine a more equitable funding model that allocates resources to communities across the state based on need."

The Justice Reinvestment Council, in collaboration with the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the legislatively established Community Supervision Funding Working Group, will prepare a report to the Governor on or before February 1, 2022. The report will provide recommendations based on the findings from the Justice Reinvestment process.


The Council is a bipartisan initiative focused on reducing recidivism among people on probation or supervised release. It is part of the federally funded Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

The Executive Order establishing the Council states: "Achieving equitable access to correctional supervision and services requires thoughtful review of State and county investments in the system. Our partnership with the Council of State Governments Justice Center will assist us in accomplishing this objective by convening a range of critical system stakeholders to assist in this analysis. Today we join with over 30 states that are already using a Justice Reinvestment approach. We will do this important work through a bipartisan partnership across the co-equal branches—Legislative, Judicial, and Executive—and with tribal and county-level elected and appointed leaders. The State’s engagement in these outcome-focused discussions around effective public safety interventions, efficient and sustainable application of taxpayer resources, and meaningful coordination of our correctional system responses will help ensure that our courts, law enforcement, correctional facilities, community supervision systems, and victim services are all reasonably resourced to effectuate accountability and increase community safety."

The Governor’s Council on Justice Reinvestment partnered with the Community Supervision Funding Working Group and the CSG Justice Center, which conducted much of the data collection and analysis, to produce the 2022 Justice Reinvestment in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature and the Justice Reinvestment in Minnesota: Report to the Governor reports.


15 members: The council will be co-chaired by state Senator Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, and Kevin Reese, co-founder and co-executive director of Until We Are All Free.

Additional members:

  • Senator John Marty, DFL-Roseville
  • Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul
  • Rep. Paul Novotny, R-Elk River
  • Paul Schnell, Correction Commissioner
  • Jason Anderson, Itasca County Probation Director
  • Catherine Johnson, Hennepin Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Director
  • John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
  • Jennifer Frisch, Court of Appeals Judge
  • Tim Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff
  • Kelly Lyn Mitchell, a member of the state's sentencing guidelines commission and executive director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Jack Swanson, Minnesota Counties Public Safety Chair
  • Dr. Yohuru Williams, St. Thomas History professor and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative
  • Kevin DuPuis, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairman

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 03/01/2024

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