Presentation on theme: "Development of a CC Board Release Guideline Tool Lessons Learned from the Denver Board Experience Colorado Association of Community Corrections Boards."— Presentation transcript:
Development of a CC Board Release Guideline Tool Lessons Learned from the Denver Board Experience Colorado Association of Community Corrections Boards February 7, 2014
- 2 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Brief Recap from November Overview of each significant step in the process (Staff and Board perspectives) Real world application (Case Examples) Update on progress DCCB Board Members : Jane Prancan Chair, Citizen Rep Sylvia Sich- Systems Rep Law Enforcement Dianne Tramutola-Lawson Citizen Rep DCCB Board Staff: Greg Mauro Esther Smith Kelly Arneson Today’s presentation
- 3 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series RECAP FROM NOVEMBER CACCB
- 4 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Denver CC Board 21 Members appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by City Council 10 positions represent criminal justice/human services DA, PD, DPD, Denver Director of Corrections (Sheriff), Chief PO-Denver Adult, Chief PO- Denver Juvenile, CDOC- Adult Parole, Colorado Department of Human Services-DYC, Denver Human Services, Denver Department of Safety (1) Locally Elected Official (1) Representative of Victim Services (1)Denver Public Schools, (2) persons with experience/knowledge, expertise CJ (6) Citizens of City and County of Denver
- 5 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Current Process 3 options for case review: (1955 referrals in CY2012) - Admin Accepts (Approx 15% of referrals) -Screening Committee ( Approx 25% of referrals) -Full Board ( Approx 60% of referrals –More Serious Crimes)
- 6 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Timeline Origins in Post Incarceration Task Force of CCJJ (2009) Spring Presentation to Colorado Association of Community Corrections Boards- Structured Decision Making Fall of 2011: Denver Board Retreat ( Offender Reentry and Evidence Based Principles - Council of State Governments) Assessment Training ( LSI and CARAS), Board supports project Spring 2012-Consultant identified and selected Summer of Individual and Group perspectives about the process members follow in making decisions, and to help identify the “most important” factors they consider when making acceptance/rejection decisions. October Group meeting to review broad decision making goals and objectives, and to see if there was consensus about top considerations in making acceptance/rejection decisions. April Meeting to review DRAFT Tool and Definitions Summer Tested on prior cases (254 Transition & 21 Diversion) Fall 2013: Approval to “go live” begin with case review in September
- 7 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Who was involved Denver Community Corrections Board Denver Department of Safety/Division Community Corrections Consultant: Richard Stroker Denver CC Programs DCJ DOC/Probation ( Through Board Membership)
- 8 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Phases of Project I. Education and Training II. Board Discussion on Purpose, Philosophy, and Decision Making III. Desire to improve IV. Deciding on what is important V. Development of a RGT
- 9 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series I. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- 10 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Education and Training- Building the Foundation Education and Conversation with board members about evidence based principles Risk Assessment Risk Principle and evidence based approaches to decision making: Structured decision making Release guidelines
- 11 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Risk Assessment ( Highlights) There are different ways that people can attempt to assess a potential risk. We can rely on our experience and judgment to evaluate a person’s situation – in the professional world this is usually referred to “clinical judgment.” We can also use statistically-based tools that inform us about the likelihood of some future risk by evaluating a variety of factors that are statistically related to previous occurrences Every potential placement involves some risk –These folks committed crimes –We can’t completely control what they do in future Public safety is best insured by employing evidence based approaches to reduce risk –We can impact risk by employing evidence based principles and practices –These principles involve notions of risk, need, dosage, and responsivity
- 12 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Parole Resource Center Practice Target #1: Use good, empirically- based, actuarial tools to assess risks and criminogenic needs of offenders. Research: Empirically-based assessment tools provide a more accurate statistical probability of reoffense than professional judgment alone. –See: Andrews & Bonta, 1998; Andrews et al., 1990; Gendreau et al., 1996; Grove et al., 2000; Grove & Meehl, 1996 Practice: Use empirically based assessment tools to assess offender risk and criminogenic needs
- 13 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Parole Resource Center Practice Target #5: Consider release of low risk offenders at the earliest stage possible—in light of statutes and other sentencing interests. Research: Offenders who are at low risk to reoffend are unlikely to benefit from a correctional intervention designed to change their behavior. See: Andrews, 2007; Andrews & Bonta, 2007; Andrews, Bonta, & Wormith, 2006; Andrews & Dowden, 2007; Andrews, Dowden, & Gendreau, 1999; Bonta, 2007; Dowden, 1998; Gendreau, Goggin, & Little, 1996; Lipsey & Cullen, 2007 Low risk offenders tend to recidivate at higher rates when services/interventions are over-delivered. See: Andrews & Bonta, 2007; Cullen & Gendreau, 2000; Gendreau, Goggin, Cullen, & Andrews, 2001; Lowenkamp & Latessa, 2004; Lowenkamp, Latessa, & Holsinger, 2006 Practice: PA BOPP policy to release low risk offenders even if they don’t receive institutional programming TN BOPP to add community conditions for low risk offenders they feel would benefit from programming
- 14 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Conclusions Appreciating the risks posed by a potential offender is one of the most important components of release decision making. Using an objective risk assessment tool, as part of a guideline, represents a best practice in the parole field. Understanding and applying offender risk principles can help a Board to employ effective risk management and risk reduction methods.
- 15 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Parole Guidelines In addition to utilizing a risk assessment tool, many parole boards have a guideline that they developed and use to assist them in making parole decisions. Some of these guidelines, such as the one’s used in Texas, Maryland, and Ohio, focus primarily on two factors – risk and crime severity. Others, such as the one’s used in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Delaware include a variety of additional factors – such as compliance with institutional programming, the strength of the parole plan, institutional behavior, etc.
- 16 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Parole Resource Center Practice Target #2: Develop and use clear, evidence-based, policy-driven decision making practices and tools that reflect the full range of a paroling authority’s concerns (e.g., punishment, safety, etc.) Research: Assure the fair and consistent application of concerns in release and revocation decision making and condition setting in every case. 80% of paroling authorities say they used structured decision tools (APAI, 2008) Practice: Use structured decision making tools that articulate the board’s concerns and includes an actuarial risk and needs assessment Measure the effectiveness of tools periodically over time to assure they continue to achieve goals; adjust as needed Examples: TN Parole Release Decision making Guidelines
- 17 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Why do Board’s have a guideline? To meet legal requirements (in their state). Promote consistency by individual board members and between board members. Encourage equality in the disposition of cases (similar results for similarly situated offenders). Demonstrate a more professional basis for individual decisions. To help demonstrate how particular factors were considered by the Board.
- 18 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series The use of guidelines A guideline should reflect certain philosophies and policies of a Board. It should help a Board member to apply these philosophies or policies in individual cases. The Board’s guideline does not require any particular outcome – but it’s purpose is to guide Board members in the execution of their duties. Guidelines can help Boards to balance a variety of interests – such as public safety or the use of correctional resources – in an objective way.
- 19 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Was education and training on EBP and other concepts helpful? Any recommendations for other Boards in this area? Q & A
- 20 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series II. DISCUSSION ON BOARD PURPOSE, PHILOSOPHY, AND DECISION MAKING
- 21 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Goal of Community Corrections in Denver “Productive reintegration of offenders back into society.” The purpose of this phase of the project was to talk about the factors that guide decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of individuals into community corrections programs. –Agree on certain values or principles that guide decision making –Agree on an approach that might aid in consistently applying these values and principles to cases
- 22 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series What role should these sanctioning goals play in decision making? Punishment? Rehabilitation? Incapacitation? Risk Reduction? Restoration? Deterrence? Public safety is probably an over-arching goal. What are the goals of your Board? Which of these possible sanctioning goals do you believe is most relevant in helping us achieve the stated objectives?
- 23 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Some of the broad things that the group identified as “important” in making decisions included: –Regard for public safety –Equitable – similar outcomes for similar cases –Consistency – both individually and for the group –Perception by others that decisions are “Fair” –Minimizing “misleading” factors –Support effective transition and reentry
- 24 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Share perspective from a citizen and system rep on the board regarding decision making? Is there value in identifying a board’s philosophy for community corrections in a JD? Is there value in discussing and reaching consensus on a philosophy for decision making? Q & A
- 25 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series III. DESIRE TO IMPROVE
- 26 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Reviewed board process and decision data There are a large number of Board members –Each member may weigh factors differently or perceive information differently There are many potentially important issues –There are difference amongst Board members regarding the importance or value of some of these factors The pilot study also helped to indicate: –That the few low/moderate risk cases that came before the Board were often not approved for placement –That a relatively high percentage of very high risk cases that involved inmates who had committed violent offenses and were not well prepared for transition were accepted for placement
- 27 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Belief that a guideline might help Board members indicated that they thought that a guideline which could be used when reviewing cases might help to: –Achieve more consistency in decision outcomes –Effectively organize and use existing information to aid in decision- making –Promote the use of “best practices” –Provide an objective basis for explaining decisions
- 28 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series What does the public think? o 61% indicate that when criminal justice professionals make decisions, research on what works in preventing crime should be the most important thing they rely on, followed by 24% who say professional experience and 9% who say personal beliefs should be the major determinant.
- 29 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Why structure decision making/guideline tool? A guideline tool organizes some of the information that you think might be important in making an acceptance/rejection decision. It uses an objective scoring system to reflect a person’s performance or situation regarding areas that you think are significant. The outcome of the tool is not “the answer.” It can provide a common starting point regarding issues that you think are relevant, and can help you in making your decision. It’s an aid.
- 30 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series How important is it for the Board to make similar decisions in cases that involve individuals with similar circumstances? How important is it for Board members to be individually consistent with their decisions over time in similar types of cases? How important is it for the Board’s decisions to be seen as “fair” or guided by principles that they can articulate? Q & A
- 31 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series IV. IDENTIFYING WHAT IS IMPORTANT - DECISION TOOL ELEMENTS
- 32 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series To develop a guideline, a Community Corrections Board must be able to: –Identify and agree upon the most “important” considerations in making a decision –Determine how considerations should be highlighted, weighted or aligned to aid the decision making process –Agree on a wide variety of definitions regarding terms related to these important factors –Define exceptions or special considerations –Agree to use the guideline as a decision making aid Developing a guideline
- 33 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series What are the major areas of interest or concern ? Risk of new crime Risk of program failure Risk of absconding Nature of the crime Presence of violence in this or other crimes Number of prior crimes Number of prior revocations Age Victim perspective Amount/percentage of time served Time to mandatory release date Case manager notes Plans in the community Participation in programs Family/community support Institutional conduct Willingness to take responsibility
- 34 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Organizing the elements of a guideline tool For Denver Board members, the “most important” factors agreed upon when reviewing a case and making a decision were: –Risk of new offense; likelihood of failure –Prior violence; likelihood of future violence –Steps the offender has taken to prepare for release - to include treatment, reentry planning, etc. –Length of time remaining on the sentence; whether sentence would soon be completed (DOC).
- 35 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Q &A
- 36 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series V. CREATION OF A GUIDELINE TOOL
- 37 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Definitions In order to properly apply the tool, it is important that definitions be created so that a variety of issues contained in the guideline can be objectively determined and consistently scored from case to case.
- 38 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Diversion Cases
- 39 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Sub-Categories Of needs Transition Needs Violence Risk Assessment: LSI Score ranges
- 40 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Transition Cases
- 41 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Transition Needs Score ranges Risk Assessment: CARAS Violence Sub-Categories Of needs
- 42 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Demographic Information Outcomes snapshot from scoring sheet Violence: Yes or No Violence: Yes or No Transition Needs: Addressed or Unaddressed Transition Needs: Addressed or Unaddressed RISK: L = Low M= Moderate H= High VH = Very High RISK: L = Low M= Moderate H= High VH = Very High Explanation of terms and abbreviations Special Considerations for the case
- 43 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Q &A What is your experience with the Denver Release Guideline Tool? Pros? Cons?
- 44 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series REAL WORLD APPLICATION
- 45 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 1 Male OffenderAge: 35MRD: 11/03/2037CARAS: 38 Arrival to DOC: June 1994Incarcerated: 20 yearsCustody Classification: Medium Prior Probation/Parole/Community Corrections: NoneEscape History: None Current Sentence Summary County of Conviction: DenverCrime Violent: Yes Crime Description: 2nd Degree Murder Felony Class: 2 Sentence: 48 years Brief Description of offense: Offender was identified as the shooter in a incident involving rival gang groups. The Offender identified a group of juveniles across the street as rival gang members, a verbal altercation ensued, and the Offender and his co-defendant were showing a weapon. The Offender took the gun from the co- defendant and shot into the other group of juveniles, striking the victim, causing death. He originally denied that he had possession of a gun. The weapon was retrieved from a back yard, and the fingerprints on the gun were identified as the Offender. Crime Description: Weapons – (Mis) Felony Class: 9Sentence: 1 year The Offender was on juvenile probation at the time of this felony offense. He has served 19 years for the current offense. He was 14 years old at the time of his sentencing.
- 46 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Criminal Behavior Summary: No previous adult convictions Juvenile History: Yes The Offender has previous Juvenile history arrests: His first felony offense was at age 12 for First degree criminal trespass. He had at least 3 probation revocations while for this offense. He was cited with positive Urinalysis Tests, and had multiple “failure to report” while on juvenile probation. The Offender reports that his first negative contact with law enforcement was at the age of 10. He has stated that he was involved with STG at the time of his arrest, and was still active with STG during the early years of his incarceration. He indicates that the last several years has really dis-associated from his gang affiliation, and has custody issues in CDOC for trying to remove himself from the gang. No prior Adult criminal history due to current conviction and sentence. Institutional Adjustment: The Offender has the following COPD History, with his last COPD being on for Bartering/Selling Goods. Case 1 (continued)
- 47 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series He has an extensive history of violations : 07/25/2011 CTCF BRT/SELGDS 09/04/2009 CTCF ADVFACDSPT 07/13/2009 CTCF UNAUTHABS05/28/2009 CTCF UNAUTHPOSS 04/05/2005 SCF UNAUTHPOSS 01/13/2005 SCF ADVFACDSPT 12/02/2004 SCF UNAUTHPOSS02/18/2003 SCF DISLAWORDR 09/18/2002 FCF POSSDNGDGS05/24/2002 FCF INT W/SRCH/ TOBBACCO 04/18/2002 FCF FRAUD07/30/2001 FCF DISLAWOR 05/23/2001 FCF POSSDNGD/TOBACCO05/30/2000 FCF TOBBACCO 05/16/2000 FCF ADVFACDS05/16/200 FCF DISLAWOR 02/24/2000 AVCF REFUSAL TO WORK02/24/2000 AVCF DISLAWOR 11/04/1999 KCCF ASSAULT09/16/1999 KCCF DISLAWORDR 05/19/1999 KCCF REF DRUGTS 04/08/1999 KCCF UNAUTHPOSS 02/08/1999 KCCF UNAUTHABS 06/04/1997 CCF VIOLOPRULE 02/04/1997 CCF POSSDNGDGS 06/27/1996 CCF DISLAWORDR 06/25/1996 CCF VIOLOPRULE 06/18/1996 CCF VIOLOPRULE 06/12/1996 CCF VIOLOPRULE 12/19/1995 CCF POSSDNGDGS 05/25/1995 CCF POSSDNGDGS 10/04/1994 CCF DISLAWORDR 09/19/1994 CCF DISLAWORDR Program Summary: The Offender is currently in GED. He needs to obtain his GED certificate and if released would need to continue to work towards GED. He has had the following work assignments: Cell house Offender Care Aide III, Cell house: Offender Care Aide II: and Offender Care Aide I, Custodian, Food Service, Laundry. He was on restricted privileges from 04/01/2010 to 04/23/2010. But has had no behavioral issues in housing unit since last RP. Case 1 (continued)
- 48 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series He has taken the following programs: Academic Housekeeping: Obtained Custodial Certificate: 11/02/2011 to 12/14/2011 Schema Therapy: 09/29/2009 to 07/09/2010 Pre GED Currently assigned & previous attempts. Custodial Training: 01/19/2009 to 03/17/2009 T for C:11/15/2008 to 03/18/2009 T for C:09/24/2008 to 11/14/2008 RP: 08/29/2008 to 02/20/2009 Orientation for T for C Crime Impact: 09/15/2007 to 10/05/2007 Life Skills Drug and Alcohol Anger ManagementStress Management and Life coping skills Treatment Needs: Mental Health(P3N)Anger Management Drug and Alcohol programming The Offender is a 34 years of age, and has been incarcerated since he was 14 years old. He is single, but has family support, from his grandmother, father, and siblings. He has served 19 of a 48 year sentence. He is scheduled to meet the Parole Board for the first time in May Residence/Employment/Etc: Grandmother: 234 Euclid StreetDenver, CO He plans on looking for employment in health care, custodial, as these are the occupational interest learned during incarceration. Case 1 (continued)
- 49 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series How would you vote?
- 50 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 1 - Decision Tool Outcome
- 51 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 2 Male OffenderAge: 34MRD:12/06/2017CARAS: 39 Incarcerated: 7 years Custody Classification: Medium Prior Probation/Parole/Community Corrections: Offender was placed on Parole 01/2006 and committed a new crime and arrested in 12/2007. He has been incarcerated since 12/2007. Escape History: None Current Sentence Summary County of Conviction: JeffersonCrime Violent: Yes Crime Description:Agg Robbery - Menace Victim w/deadly Wpn. / Dang/Auto Wpn. Burg 2 of Building. Felony Class:F3/SE/F4Sentence: 10yrs on Ct2 and 2yrs onCt7 -Consecutive. Brief Description of offense: Per the case work the victim reported that two masked men entered the business he worked at and attacked him. The victim states each perpetrator was armed with a knife in their hands. The victim stated he was told,‘ If you move or say anything, I'll stab you.' The Victim stated that a physical confrontation ensued where he was struck several times in the face with closed fists. The victim had fresh injuries to his face, forehead and left eye. The co- defendant, per the PSIR states that the inmate was the one who broke the window with a brick and he was observed assaulting the victim and he was holding a baseball bat.
- 52 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 2 (continued) County of Conviction: Jefferson Crime Violent: No Crime Description:Poss Con Sub - Sched II Felony Class: 4Sentence: 6 years DOC Per the case work – the offender was stopped after a police officer observed some traffic infractions. Upon stopping the offender, the officer observed - visible track marks on the offender's forearms consistent with drug use. The offender could not provide any vehicle information and while running the offender for wants/warrants the officer observed that the offender has a history of Dangerous Drugs. The officer asked the Inmate if he could search the vehicle and/or have anything on her person that might be dangerous. The officer located a used syringe and further searching located plastic baggies, containing Methamphetamines. The offender was arrested for possession of Drugs and Paraphernalia. County of Conviction: Montezuma Crime Violent: Yes (SBI) Crime Description:Third Degree Assault-Know/reckless Cause Injury Felony Class: N/ASentence: 2 years concurrent with 03CR139 Crime Description: According to the Offender the victim started threatening to "kick LF's ass" because their respective girlfriends were roommates and the Offender (LF) had some domestic issues with his girlfriend. The Offender states that he never gave the victim a chance to "kick my ass" because he saw him at the Grocery store, and walked up to him and punched him once, while they were in the parking lot. The Offender said that the victim stumbled back ward, but that he explained that he was not the one talking bad about the Offender, that it was his girlfriend instead. The Offender states that he apologized to the victim and they "talked it out“.The victim received injuries to his cheekbone, which required a metal plate to be inserted.
- 53 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 2 (continued) County of Conviction: MontezumaCrime Violent: No Crime Description: Dist Con Sub Scheduled 2Felony Class: 3 Sentence: 4 years concurrent with 03CR84 Crime Description: According to the Offender he sold methamphetamine to the same confidential informant on two occasions. Criminal Behavior Summary: He has been convicted on the following misdemeanors: 2001 – DUR, 2000 – Public Peace, 2000 – Traffic, 1999 – Traffic, 1998 – Assault, 1998 – Criminal Mischief, 1998 – Traffic. It appears that he was given a couple days in jail on two separate occasions, for having positive urinalyses, but that they terminated the Deferred Judgment on 2/02/01. The Offender appears to be a single state offender. Juvenile History: NoAge of First Arrest:18 Institutional Adjustment: The offender has the following COPD violations: 11/2012 – Fighting, 07/ Disobeying a Lawful Order, 07/2010,Advocating and creating a facility Disruption and Fighting, 07/ Unauthorized Possession
- 54 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Program Summary: The Offender completed voc. welding at AVCF. Completed other programs during previous incarceration. The Offender arrived at AVCF on 07/08/2013 and he is report free and not considered a management issue at this time. Treatment Needs: He has a current substance abuse treatment need of 4a (Enhanced Outpatient). He has completed all recommended programs as well as college classes at FMCC. Residence/Employment/Etc: 2277 South Praire CourtDenver, Co He plans on working in the construction field - working on heavy equipment. Case 2 (continued)
- 55 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series How would you vote?
- 56 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 2 - Decision Tool Outcome
- 57 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 3 Male OffenderAge: 39MRD: 05/28/2018CARAS: 41 Arrival to DOC: March 2003Incarcerated: 11 years Custody Classification: Medium Prior Probation/Parole/Community Corrections: Offender was housed in community corrections Peer I in 2008 progressed to ISP and failed in He was placed at CCTC in 2011 completed and went to ISP 06/13/2012 and was regressed from ISP on 07/02/2012 and placed at CCTC. Shortly after being returned to CCTC the Offender escaped from the program, which is his current escape charge. Offender has been back in custody since 07/31/2012. Escape History: Community Corrections on 07/31/2012 Current Sentence Summary County of Conviction: Arapahoe Crime Description:Attempted Escape Felony Class: 5Sentence: 3 years Brief Description of offense: According to the Offender, he failed to report back to community center. Offender states that his father had passed away and that’s why he was late.
- 58 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series County of Conviction: El Paso Crime Description: Second Degree BurglaryFelony Class:4 Sentence: 6 years According to the Offender, a convenience store was burglarized. The store had security video cameras that recorded the break in. The co-defendant RG was later arrested in another Burglary. He was tied to the convenience store burglary and charged in that case. The co- defendant exposed the Offender as the other party involved in the Burglary. He was arrested for case 02CR3677 and was then charged in the Burglary case. County of Conviction: El Paso Crime Description: Aggravated Robbery Felony Class:3Sentence: 16 years According to the Offender, his co-defendants in this case were arrested for a related offense. They provided information to the Colorado Springs Police that the Offender had been the perpetrator in this case. He was apprehended on September 13, The Offender reported that co-defendant had given him information that the victim had a large amount of cash from selling drugs. He confronted the victim at his home as he was getting into his car. He simulated a weapon and took about $ from him. Criminal Behavior Summary: The following cases were all committed in Chicago, Illinois and the Offender was sentenced to DOC in all Armed Robbery, 1995 Delivery of Con Sub, 1995 Possession Con Sub, 1994 Possession Con Sub It appears the Offender’s major source of subsistence was drug trafficking thru the year of He had a lengthy record of drug sales in Chicago during the years of 1994 thru He has two cases of Agg Robbery, one in 1997 and one in 2002, with a case of 2 nd Burglary in Case 3 (continued)
- 59 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Juvenile History: NoAge of First Arrest: 19 Institutional Adjustment: 01/2013 – Fighting, 08/2012 – Escape, 07/ Failure to Remain or Return, 01/2012 – Possession Drugs, 07/2010 – Disobeying Lawful Order, 04/2010 – Possession Drugs, 01/2010 – Possession Drugs, 06/2003 – Disobeying Lawful Order Program Summary: Offender has previously completed Peer I Therapeutic Community in Offender completed the CMRC program in 10/2011. As of 05/2012 the Offender relapsed on cocaine. Offender had been granted discretionary and would have paroled on 06/05/12; however, parole was rescinded due to his possession/use of drugs. He has refused programming for his substance abuse. He has had the following work assignments: He arrived at AVCF on 09/18/2012; he was assigned to food service and was terminated due to negative behavior. Offender has a verified GED he received from KCCC Burlington, CO 07/04. Offender has no plans as of this writing to continue his education upon release. Vocational training is recommended. Treatment Needs: Offender has the need for substance abuse treatment. Residence/Employment/Etc: 2222 Emerson St, Denver, Colorado Offender plans on obtaining employment at 24 Hour Towing in Denver, CO. Case 3 (continued)
- 60 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series How would you vote?
- 61 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Case 3 - Decision Tool Outcome
- 62 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series ONGOING EVALUATION
- 63 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Progress since implementation Applied decision tool on 399 referrals (Sept 13-Jan 14) 41% fell into Category Green ( Recommend acceptance) 44% fell into Category Yellow ( Recommend acceptance unless offender risk and needs cannot be address in CC) 15% fell into Category Red ( Recommend do not accept unless special consideration is present) Board Decisions 79% accepted Category Green ( Recommend acceptance) 50% accepted Category Yellow ( Recommend acceptance unless offender risk and needs cannot be address in CC) 16% accepted Category Red ( Recommend do not accept unless special consideration is present)
- 64 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Future Evaluation Measure % of time DCCB agrees with tool Measure % of time individual members agree with tool Track and Code how offenders sort into the matrix Track performance in CC programs
- 65 -Colorado Community Corrections Statewide Training Series Greg Mauro, Director Division of Community Corrections Denver Department of Safety Esther Smith, Compliance Coordinator Division of Community Corrections Denver Department of Safety