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1 JOSEPHINE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM A presentation for Grants Pass, Cave Junction & County residents : General Fund budget What service does a $2 million dollar budget provide?

2 This presentation does not provide the solution(s). We are presenting only facts to inform the public. These decisions are the responsibility of our Commissioners. We need LEADERS, Commissioners with the education, experience, and business sense to take us into the future ! Ask the Commissioner Candidates how they will provide adequate safety to our community ???

3 CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2011: District Attorney filed 2,650 cases. Sheriff Office responded to well over 15,000 calls for service. 4,521 total # of inmates lodged in our jail. Provided helpful service to over 600 juveniles.

4 OUR MESSAGE It is the Criminal Justice Systems responsibility to provide the best services possible in a professional, ethical, and fiscally responsiblemanner ! It is the Criminal Justice Systems responsibility to provide the best services possible in a professional, ethical, and fiscally responsible manner ! (and, to do the best we can with what we have)

5 Community Corrections or Deputy How the System works

6 Community Corrections or Deputy

7 Who determines the level of safety within our Community?

8 THE FACTS Sheriff Office: Total number of employees from 98 to 40, or less. Jail = From 150 beds to 30. Patrol = From 21 deputies to 5. (one 8hr shift 5 days per week)

9 THE FACTS District Attorney: Will lose 6 deputy DDAs leaving only 3 to prosecute cases. Limits D.A.s ability to prosecute anything but the most serious crimes. Major cases are very expensive. At least 1,750 cases will not be prosecuted.

10 THE FACTS Juvenile Justice: Close16 bed shelter and 14 bed detention facility; loss of 2 probation officers. 3 probation officers would manage all youth crime intake, diversion, court, and probation supervision. Limited to two rental detention beds in Jackson County Juvenile Facility.

11 THE FACTS Community Corrections: Loss of ability to hold probation/parole offenders due to lack of jail capacity. Loss of current State funding to the Jail. Local Court: May cut personnel and hours due to State deficit shortfall – creating an additional bottleneck in our system.

12 Summarization Grants Pass, Cave Junction, County residents: Criminals will be cited on promise to appear in Court ( not held in our jail ). Civil paper process & subpoenas / Court security / SAR / CHL / Fingerprint service diminished, and walk-in or non-emergent report taking reduced. Fewer cases will be prosecuted by District Attorney. Loss of local juvenile facility.

13 To end where we began Who determines the level of safety within our County?

14 To end where we began Who determines the level of safety within our County? You !

15 So, what will this cost? Examples of Levy Cost Tax estimated at rate per $1, Assessed value YearMonthDay $100K Property Current.58¢ Plus $1.99 Total $2.57 $ $ Totals $ $ 4.83 $16.58 $ ¢.54¢.70¢ $147K Property Current.58¢ Plus $1.99 Total $2.57 $ $ Totals $ $ 7.10 $24.38 $31.48 $.23¢ $.80¢ $ 1.03 $200K Property Current.58¢ Plus $1.99 $2.57 $ $ Totals $ $ 9.67 $ $ $.32ȼ $1.09 $ 1.41

16 OREGON LAW MANDATES SHERIFF RESPONSIBILITIES § ¹ General duties of sheriff The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. In the execution of the office of sheriff, it is the sheriffs duty to: (1) Arrest and commit to prison all persons who break the peace, or attempt to break it, and all persons guilty of public offenses. (Patrol, Dispatch, Investigations, Records & Jail) (2) Defend the county against those who, by riot or otherwise, endanger the public peace or safety. (Patrol, Dispatch, Investigations, Records & Jail) (3) Execute the process and orders of the courts of justice or of judicial officers, when delivered to the sheriff for that purpose, according to law. (Patrol, Civil & Admin.) (4) Execute all warrants delivered to the sheriff for that purpose by other public officers, according to law. (Patrol, Civil, Dispatch, Records and Jail) (5) Attend, upon call, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court, circuit court, justice court or county court held within the county, and to obey its lawful orders or directions. [Amended by 1985 c.339 §1] (Civil & Patrol) One of many pages

17 (Sheriff office perspective) WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED? (Sheriff office perspective) TotalProjectsCompletedWorking On Hold Generate RevenueGenerate Revenue Reduce SpendingReduce Spending Efficiency (allowing us to assume more work)Efficiency (allowing us to assume more work) Service or benefitService or benefit Since 2007, we have saved the citizens well over $11 Million

18 Only 72 hr. Federally approved Jail in Southern OregonOnly 72 hr. Federally approved Jail in Southern Oregon (allowing us to generate needed revenue) Received 99.6% on last State InspectionReceived 99.6% on last State Inspection Adverse Impact of $2 million budgetAdverse Impact of $2 million budget Diminished community safety (revolving door)Diminished community safety (revolving door) Reduced federal beds (less revenue= more layoffs = closure & transport)Reduced federal beds (less revenue= more layoffs = closure & transport) Fewer services to inmates (lock down for safety)Fewer services to inmates (lock down for safety) Eliminate work crews (cannot use high-risk inmates internally)Eliminate work crews (cannot use high-risk inmates internally) Elevated liability risksElevated liability risks Deputy safety issuesDeputy safety issues Inmate safety issuesInmate safety issues NOW % used 48.85% empty JAIL: Total Beds: 262 in use now: 150

19 The Sheriff Office will lay-off 58 employees. Leaving 40 to perform all mandated duties. The following presentation reflects the services provided to the City & County residents by the Sheriffs Office.

20 2011 ANNUAL JAIL USAGE BY AGENCY

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22 These are the criminals that will be released and the types of crimes committed: 3 rd degreeRape 3 rd degree Sodomy 3 rd degreeSodomy 3 rd degree Fail to register as a sex offenderFail to register as a sex offender Burglary, theft2 nd and 3 rd degree, identity theftBurglary, theft2 nd and 3 rd degree, identity theft Assault 4 th degree, disorderly conduct, menacingAssault 4 th degree, disorderly conduct, menacing StrangulationStrangulation Stolen vehiclesStolen vehicles ForgeryForgery Criminal trespassCriminal trespass Unlawful carrying a concealed weaponUnlawful carrying a concealed weapon Felon in possession of a weaponFelon in possession of a weapon Manufacturing of meth, possession of methManufacturing of meth, possession of meth DUIIDUII Probation violationsProbation violations Jail Releases over 100 criminals -OR-

23 UPDATE: As of March 13, 2012: Personnel are already leaving for jobs elsewhere Two positions remain open – we anticipated the loss of revenue and chose not to fill them. Two employees recently resigned with a potential of four more pending. Causing us to reduce beds from 150 to 120, effective April 1, Jail beds will be reduced to 30, effective July 1, 2012 Fail to appear warrants, many misdemeanor arrests, probation violations, including assaults will not be held in our jail. Three patrol deputies resigned with a potential loss of two more pending.


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