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NCJ Number: 251320 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Reinvestment Initiative at the Local Level: Getting to Know Delaware County, Ohio
Corporate Author: Center for Effective Public Policy
United States of America
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Effective Public Policy
Hatboro, PA 19040
Grant Number: 2010-RR-BX-K069
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report outlines the features and achievements of Phases I and II of Delaware County’s (Ohio) Juvenile Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), which is focusing on engaging key county stakeholders in a strategic planning process intended to incorporate evidence-based practices into the county’s justice system.
Abstract: Delaware County was selected to participate in the JRI initiative in January 2012. The overall goal of the technical assistance provided under the JRI is to improve the cost-effectiveness of the county’s criminal justice system. The JRI mission statement is to 1) understand and appreciate the current operation of the criminal justice process; 2) develop, review, and analyze key criminal justice data and information; 3) identify and prioritize critical areas of focus; and 4) engage in evidence-based approaches. A Phase I review of costs and jail population drivers led the JRI team to develop a Phase II strategy that focuses on developing specific responses to these significant issues: 1) reducing the number of probation violations each year through evidence-based strategies; 2) reducing the length of time that lower level felony cases take to reach a disposition; and 3) develop and implement a DUI court. It is anticipated that the JRI team will continue to monitor outcomes associated with the actions taken and determine steps for resolving issues and making progress toward goals.
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Cost effectiveness analysis; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Jail reform; Ohio; Specialty Courts
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