Since your jail is most likely the largest mental health care provider in your community, it’s imperative that you understand the needs of those who are in your custody.
Pretrial procedures, bail reform, release standards, and more are highly localized to your state and jurisdiction. Shouldn’t your pretrial technology be localized as well?
Agencies like yours have a critical role in the safety of your entire community and making a valid identification of every individual who walks through your door can be essential to public safety.
Knowing who is being housed in your facility goes far beyond verifying name and DOB. To maintain the safety of all individuals under your roof, it’s essential that you know not only who they are, but also what their background and risk factors are.
Have you ever wondered how risk and needs assessments (RNAs) are developed? Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look at our newest RNA, the COMPAS-R Core.
We hear it all the time: When there’s no room to appropriately house everyone, why bother classifying them? The fact is, classification serves more functions than simply answering the “who goes where” question, and it is in your jail’s best interest to classify everyone, regardless of your housing capacity.
Joe Robbins, a 30-year corrections veteran from Indiana, now works with agencies across the country to problem-solve and make their communities safer. Get to know Joe and his community-centered approach to corrections and technology.
Pre-trial and post-conviction: The approach is different, the requirements are different, the reporting is different, the individual’s needs are different, and your agency’s needs are different. What stays the same? Your team.
The cost of mental health care continues to rise. It’s time to assess the tools you already have and find ways to better serve your inmates and your community.
As the public focus on police reform slowly begins to include jail reform, here are some questions for your team to consider to ensure you’re ready for whatever comes next.