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BSCC-PPIC Multi-County Realignment Study Association for Criminal Justice Research-CA October 24, 2013 Sonya Tafoya, Ryken Grattet, Mia Bird.

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1 BSCC-PPIC Multi-County Realignment Study Association for Criminal Justice Research-CA October 24, 2013 Sonya Tafoya, Ryken Grattet, Mia Bird

2 Purpose of Multi-County Study  Collaborate with the BSCC to develop an individual- level database for realigned offenders  Study effectiveness of county policies and practices  Provide data for broad range of research and reporting efforts by: –Counties –State agencies –Academic researchers

3 Project Endorsement and Participation Eleven California Counties 3 Endorsed by: California State Association of Counties County Administrative Officers Association of California California State Sheriff’s Association Chief Probation Officers of California CDCR and DOJ Partially Funded by: National Institute of Justice

4 Data and Data Sources CI&I Unique ID Recidivism Arrests, Violations Convictions Returns Background Risk & Needs Offending history Services & Sanctions Alternative Sanctions Treatment DOJ Counties CDCR Counties

5 How do we know what works? IDControlsInterventionOutcome OffenderCountyDemographicsRiskNeedsServiceRecidivism AndreX32, M, WhiteHighSAYY SebastianY22, M, AsianHighSAYY JuanX45, M, BlackHighSANN SteveZ34, M, WhiteLowEducNN EricaX27, F, LatinoModerateMHYN

6 What questions can be answered with such data?  Is our recidivism rate (however best defined) going up or down?  Do the services we refer people to decrease their recidivism?  Is flash incarceration leading to behavior change?  Do offenders given split sentences do better, worse, or the same as offenders given straight sentences?  Do offenders placed on electronic monitoring do better, worse, or the same as offenders given straight or split sentences?  Do we have the right set of service and program options in place?  Are their promising evidence based practices being used elsewhere that could benefit our county? 6

7 Progress and Current Status  Collaboration established with BSCC, CDCR, DOJ  State-level endorsements of project  County recruitment  Identifying county needs for full participation  Data collection begins January month intervals) 7

8 Contact Sonya Tafoya Research Associate Public Policy Institute of California (415) Ryken Grattet Research Fellow Public Policy Institute of California (916) Mia Bird Research Fellow Public Policy Institute of California (415)


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