Specifications include, but are not limited to: Review of Dane County Arrest and Jail Data and Identification of Best Practices around pre-arrest, pre-booking, and pre-charge diversion/deflection for frequent recidivists with misdemeanors and low-level felonies. The vendor selected to conduct this analysis will be expected to provide the following at the direction of the Dane County Board Office:
Identify best practices for deflection and diversion at the front end of the criminal justice system by type of offense.
For each type of offense category, what are the best practices to interrupt the repetitive offense cycle and divert from time spent in jail?
Projections for each best practice identified:
For each offense category and diversion best practice identified for each offense category, provide an assessment of:
How many individuals are deflected from any criminal justice system involvement
Potential reduction in the number of jail days
How many individuals would be deflected or diverted from jail time
How much the County would spend if it implemented the identified best practice(s) as prioritized and recommended by the analysis
Resources needed to implement best practice (beyond cost. E.g., technology, personnel, etc.)
Primary parties responsible for implementation of each best practice identified
After initial data analysis, meet with Criminal Justice Council members to discuss initial findings and incorporate feedback into the final analysis
Engage in structured routine communication with the County Board Office staff throughout the process to ask questions, gather information, provide progress reports on the project, etc.