The Forest Project is a cost-effective work alternative to jail and juvenile detention that reduces arrests for adult offenders by 67% annually. The Forest Project holds adult offenders and juvenile delinquents responsible for their actions by requiring them to perform community service at a remote location, where they also attend programs designed to address criminal thinking, improve their decision-making, and build skills.

Budget Range: $1 - 2 million

Status: Not implemented

Last updated September 2009