Presentation on theme: "Keir Boettcher Deputy District Attorney"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marion County Senate Bill 416/Prison Diversion Pilot Justice Reinvestment April, 2015 Keir BoettcherDeputy District AttorneyMarion County District Attorney’s OfficeJeff WoodDivision CommanderMarion County Sheriff’s Office
2 Senate Bill (SB) 416 Origin 2011 Legislative Session: Initial discussions on SB416Evidence-Based Sentencing Conference in Reno, NVSmall, easily obtained, evidence-based sentencing decisions…KISSCollaborative project involving the District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Third Judicial District, Bridgeway Recovery Services and the Defense BarIntroduce “Risk and Need” principles within the judicial process and used at sentencingTarget Population: “Non-Violent drug and property offenders with medium-to-high criminogenic risk”Allow for supervision to process…with a high degree of accountability geared towards offender change
3 SB416 Project GoalsEvidence-based sentencing utilizing risk and needs assessmentsProvide wrap-around services to address criminogenic needs, including: Cognitive programming, mentoring, addiction treatment, parenting classes, employment services, and housing resource referralsUtilize administrative sanctions for technical violationsApply the appropriate level of case management which ensures coordinated delivery of servicesBalance of Supervision, Services, and SanctionsAssess and analyze the program data
4 CriteriaNon-violent property and drug offenders who reside in Marion CountyDistrict Attorney acts as the referring agency and “gate keeper”Medium-to-High risk as identified by the Public Safety Checklist (PSC) and the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI)Demonstrated degree of addiction (per the Texas Christian University Drug Screen Version 5 -TCUDS V) and motivation through the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA)No person-to-person, Domestic Violence, Sex Offenders or significant Mental Health diagnosis60 cases/year
5 Justice Reinvestment Funding Deputy District AttorneyDetermine case eligibilityApply Public Safety Checklist (PSC) to all casesParole & Probation DeputyPretrial Assessment: LS/CMI, URICA, TCUDS VEPICS: Address criminogenic risk factors within supervision plan5 Jail bedsPre-Trial and violation sanctionsTreatment and mentoringCADC Certified treatment counselor and professional mentorTotal Program Funding: $500,000/yr.
9 OutcomesAs of :86 sentences to the program during the Biennium90% remain in the community“Average” risk via the LS/CMI is 26 (High Risk)Recidivism rate: 11.3%Marion County: 19%Statewide: 24%Randomized Control Trial (RCT): July 2015
10 Contact InformationKeir BoettcherMarion County District Attorney’s OfficeJeff WoodMarion County Sheriff’s Office