Presentation on theme: "Fourth National Justice Modelling Workshop Criminal Justice Sector Transformation - Calculating Social & Economic Benefits 10 July 2008 Case Study Presentation."— Presentation transcript:
Fourth National Justice Modelling Workshop Criminal Justice Sector Transformation - Calculating Social & Economic Benefits 10 July 2008 Case Study Presentation Presenter: Shane Perkins
Overview of the IJIS Program Initiative hosted by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Funding $35.742M to deliver 11 projects over 7 years Focus: to improve the criminal justice sector information coordination and collaboration between criminal justice agencies challenge: large and complex initiative requiring re-engineering of business process with associated changes to information systems
Program Business Challenges - Productivity benefits alone do not provide a strong business case - financial tangible benefits limited to individual agencies - Identification of realistic and justifiable social & economic benefits - lack of available data and difficulty with ‘common language’ - Agencies working in a sector to fulfil individual agency goals - separate systems, processes and job function - No sector owner and no focus on ‘end-to-end’ outcome - agreeing goals and values may prove testing - Range of views on sought outcomes and responsibility - will the sector be able to form a consensus
IJIS Vision Statement The IJIS Vision is to establish: An integrated criminal justice sector that delivers informed justice solutions through: cooperation information sharing supporting systems to enhance the safety of: staff participants the community. Agency Teamwork
Key Objectives of the Vision Process –Improve the end-to-end criminal justice process by re- engineering business processes and work practices to empower staff to do their job efficiently and effectively System –Establish an holistic, integrated criminal justice system by developing the legislative, statistical and technology environments that foster communication and information sharing People –Strengthen the level of confidence in the management of criminal justice by demonstrating the effectiveness of criminal justice policies, processes and intervention
Endorsed IJIS Benefit Indicator Categories Better use of resources improved ability to provide performance and service delivery reporting data Increased capacity of the criminal justice system reduce the average number of adjournments to finalise a matter Reduced offending Earlier detection of offenders who breach reporting and other conditions of bail Increased satisfaction with the criminal justice system Decrease time through courts to finalise a matter
All Ages Simulation Model Benefit values adjusted to their present value in 2006 thus rate of 5.5% used to discount benefits from 2010-11 until 2015-16. Model Output: Cost of crime increases due to the modelled number of offence increasing to 2010- 11 however then decreases quickly to exceed all other benefits by 2012-13.
AJS Model in Play – Court Appearances Fewer court appearances imply a benefit of increased capacity which should be valued in terms of total (recurrent plus capital) The Report on Government Services only provides information about recurrent expenditure thus analysis provides an under-estimate of the capacity benefits.
Sensitivity Analysis The AJS model proved highly non-linear and utilised ‘Monte- Carlo’ thus the analysis had to be considered in this context Results demonstrated asymmetic values thus a greater change was experienced when the IJIS impact is 5 per cent more conservative than when it is 5 per cent less conservative. IJIS Benefit
Conclusion The Social & Economic benefits have been estimated, valued and agreed by central and criminal justice agencies The resulting findings substantiate a sound business investment returning benefits to the criminal justice agencies, central agencies and the community The values obtained, although not easy, were achieved through consultation, published data, literature and the results from the AJS model
Where to Next? The social and economic benefits are not internal to Government but are an estimate of the value to the community arising from the improvements in the criminal justice sector The sector needs to now: deliver the IJIS program deliver statistics that allow the assumptions to be tested test values and assumptions use and continue to validate the model (as we know more) manage and track benefits towards realisation implement continuous improvement and share lessons learned