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NCJ Number: 149759 Find in a Library
Title: Dade Justice Improvement Model: Work Furlough/House Arrest; Fiscal Impact of Program Expansion
Corporate Author: Dade Cty Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation
United States of America

Metro-Dade Dept of Justice Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Dade Cty Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Miami, FL 33125
Metro-Dade Dept of Justice Assistance
Miami, FL 33131
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study uses the Dade Justice Improvement Model (DADEJIM) to assess the fiscal impact of expanding the Work Furlough/House Arrest Program, which was established in late 1986.
Abstract: The DADEJIM is a computerized informational system developed to simulate and forecast the impact and repercussions that changes in policy, workload, and resources may have on the criminal justice system. For this study, a DADEJIM simulation was conducted to estimate the effect of diverting 3,000 inmates per year (nearly a five- fold increase over 1990 participants) into the House Arrest Program. The study concludes that by diverting eligible inmates into the House Arrest Program, the criminal justice system will free up jail beds, making them available for more serious/high-risk felony offenders. Offenders in the House Arrest Program will pay a weekly "administrative" fee. A simple cost analysis of the program reveals a 5:1 short- term and a 18:1 long-term leverage: $1 million in expenditures up front that results in recurring cost reductions in excess of $5 million and $18 million in both the short-term and long-term respectively. Key variables that will influence the program's effectiveness are proper screening of each potential program candidate and support from correctional administrators, law enforcement administrators, elected officials, judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. 4 tables and 13 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Florida; House arrest; Intermediate sanctions
Note: Prepared for Honorable Chief Judge Gerald T. Wetherington and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.
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