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NCJ Number: NCJ 230761     Find in a Library
Title: Jail Population Management: Elected County Officials' Guide to Pretrial Services
Author(s): Cherise Fanno Burdeen
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Counties (NACo)
United States of America

Pretrial Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2009
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-DD-BX-0701
Sale Source: National Assoc of Counties (NACo)
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Document: PDF 
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This National Association of Counties (NACo) document presents a pretrial service program strategy for counties to reduce jail populations.
Abstract: NACo’s 2009 American County Platform is an effective strategy many counties use to reduce jail populations while maintaining community safety and represents an ideal pretrial service program. The plan calls for counties to establish alternatives to money bail such as pretrial services programs. The role of the county official is essential in jail population management, specifically through the management of the pretrial population. The strategy promotes the county official to take the lead to establish or improve a jail population collaborative which brings system stakeholders together. If pretrial services exist or are deemed to be a needed service, the county official can play a role in ensuring that the program is overseen by informed managers, asking the right questions, and being committed to improving jail functioning for the benefit of the community at large. Committing to pretrial programs can save county dollars and increase the functioning of the local jails by releasing and supervising those who pose manageable risk. Included in the document are the model program guide, implementation details, and examples of counties who implemented a successful strategy. Charts, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Pretrial programs
Index Term(s): County courts ; Court management ; Court costs ; Court procedures ; Pretrial services agencies
   
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