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Join us and three of the members of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC) for a webina...
08/11/2020

Join us and three of the members of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC) for a webinar on Addressing Justice System Inequities Head-On. Hosted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Register now for the webinar on Tuesday, August 18 at 2–3:30 p.m. ET https://mailchi.mp/jmijustice/webinar-addressing-justice-system-inequities-head-on

The Challenge Ahead: Read JMI's full statement below.
06/02/2020

The Challenge Ahead: Read JMI's full statement below.

Check out this month's JMI JustNews and our new section focusing on the work of CJCCs! https://mailchi.mp/jmijustice/jmi...
02/27/2020
JMI JustNews - February 2020

Check out this month's JMI JustNews and our new section focusing on the work of CJCCs! https://mailchi.mp/jmijustice/jmi-justnews-february-2020

Congratulations to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Seventh Circuit Court for being the recipients of $1.2 million in additional funding through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) to continue building on efforts to advanc...

Congratulations to Pennington County, SD for receiving a $1.2 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ...
02/05/2020
Pennington County, SD

Congratulations to Pennington County, SD for receiving a $1.2 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s The Safety and Justice Challenge to continue efforts to safely reduce their jail population. This total investment from the Foundation of $3.55 million supports the county’s goal of reducing the average daily jail population by 22% and addressing racial and ethnic disparities.

This is a $217 million national initiative to reduce over-incarceration and address racial and ethnic disparities in local criminal justice systems by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read all about the hard work underway and what's to come in Pennington County! #RethinkJails

Congratulations to Pennington County Sheriff's Office and the criminal justice stakeholders in Pennington County, SD for...
02/05/2020

Congratulations to Pennington County Sheriff's Office and the criminal justice stakeholders in Pennington County, SD for receiving a $1.2 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge today!

BIG NEWS! The Safety and Justice Challenge has awarded new funding from the MacArthur Foundation to support reform efforts in Cook County, Mecklenburg County, Multnomah County, Palm Beach County, and Pennington County. These jurisdictions are proving that it’s possible to transform local justice systems. We look forward to seeing them continue and expand their work in advancing local criminal justice reform, safely reducing jail populations, addressing racial disparities, and working to #RethinkJails. http://bit.ly/2S1FzoC

Shelby County is expanding their grand jury to help reduce backlog and hopefully reduce their jail population as part of...
12/20/2018
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris acts to expand grand jury - The Daily Memphian

Shelby County is expanding their grand jury to help reduce backlog and hopefully reduce their jail population as part of The Safety and Justice Challenge.

JMI has been working with Shelby County to understand the drivers of the jail population and identify strategies to safely reduce the jail population without compromising public safety. As highlighted in the article, JMI's analysis "'showed that adding an additional grand jury should help reduce the length of time individuals are in jail waiting adjudication, it should reduce by about 18 days,' said Elaine Borakove, president of Justice Management Institute"

Shelby County is seeking to expand grand jury operations to help reduce the time a prisoner waits in jail before learning if they will be indicted or their case is resolved, officials said.

The Safety and Justice Challenge
10/24/2018
The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge

BREAKING: MacArthur Foundation announces expansion of The Safety and Justice Challenge, committing an additional $22M to support criminal justice reform in jurisdictions across the country. This funding will support 12 new cities and counties working to reduce jail incarceration and 13 sites already part of the growing national movement. #RethinkJails

10/22/2018
MacArthur Foundation

Learn about some of the efforts being funded by The Safety and Justice Challenge to address the disproportionate number of people with mental health and substance abuse issues in local justice systems, including the new Care Campus in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Right now, Travis Parker of Policy Research Associates, Inc. and Barry Tice of Pennington County's Department of Health and Human Services are at The Safety and Justice Challenge's Network Meeting to talk about work being done to address the disproportionate number of people with mental health and substance abuse issues in local justice systems.

What questions do you have for them? Ask in the comments, and let's keep the conversation going using the hashtag #RethinkJails.

The Justice Management Institute (JMI) was invited by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to be a preferred tech...
07/20/2018
Public Safety Assesment (PSA)

The Justice Management Institute (JMI) was invited by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to be a preferred technical assistance provider to help jurisdictions implement the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) Court tool. The PSA is a pretrial risk assessment tool developed through rigorous research to provide judicial officers valuable information that assists them in making informed release decisions. Since its limited introduction in 2014, the PSA has generated tremendous interest because it produces an objective actuarial risk score on failure to appear in court, new criminal activity pending trial, and a violence flag without requiring face-to-face interviews with defendants. It is currently being utilized across the country in several states (Kentucky, Arizona, New Jersey, and Utah) and a number of jurisdictions, including Cook County (Chicago), Illinois; Harris County (Houston), Texas; Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona; San Francisco County, California; Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina; Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania; Lucas County (Toledo), Ohio; Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; and Santa Cruz County, California.

As an official technical assistance service provider for the PSA, JMI will be able to guide jurisdictions through the necessary steps to adopt the tool successfully and to achieve desired results. Our approach will focus on building widespread stakeholder support for acceptance, designing an efficient and effective risk-based pretrial process, providing comprehensive training for pretrial staff, judicial officers, and key stakeholders, and ensuring high quality control after implementation. JMI firmly believes that through this proven process it can help jurisdictions design a system that fully realizes the benefits the PSA can offer.

“JMI is thrilled to be one of a select few chosen to participate in the public launch of the PSA Court Tool,” said Elaine Borakove, JMI President. “Criminal justice systems must embrace new thinking and the use of data to retire ineffective, out dated practices that waste money and don’t promote public safety,” she continued. “Implementing equitable and research-based tools such as the PSA is an enormous step in ensuring fairer outcomes for individuals awaiting their day in court and greater public safety.”

“JMI is proud to continue its long history of working in partnership with local jurisdictions to implement effective and efficient solutions that improve the fairness and equity of the justice system, and to be able to offer assistance with the implementation of evidence-based practices such as the PSA Court Tool” said Ray Billotte, Chairman of JMI’s Board of Directors.

Jurisdictions interested in learning more about how JMI can help them implement the PSA can contact JMI at [email protected] or register online at the PSA website. For more information about LJAF, visit their website at www.psapretrial.org

The Public Safety Assessment (PSA) is a pretrial risk assessment that provides judges with reliable and neutral information about defendants at the very start of a criminal proceeding. In partnership with leading criminal justice researchers, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) developed the...

JMI was thrilled to convene another meeting of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils in Salt La...
07/02/2018

JMI was thrilled to convene another meeting of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils in Salt Lake City last week, celebrating eight years of bringing together criminal justice leaders from around the country.

Another year, another amazing meeting of the NNCJCC. Thank you to everyone who attended this year's meeting and a big thanks to Salt Lake County for hosting! It was great to see everyone, including all the new faces as well as the beloved members who have been with the NNCJCC over the years!

05/11/2018
MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Today, Kristy Danford of Charleston County CJCC talked to us about their reduction in over-incarceration and their improved data infrastructure, which is strengthening the local community. #RethinkJails

The Safety and Justice Challenge
05/01/2018
The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge

TODAY: Applications open for jurisdictions looking to join The Safety and Justice Challenge Innovation Fund! Apply now to receive financial and technical support to #RethinkJails and advance innovative #CJReform

To build on the momentum generated by the The Safety and Justice Challenge's Innovation Fund work to date, the MacArthur...
04/26/2018
Safety and Justice Challenge Innovation Fund

To build on the momentum generated by the The Safety and Justice Challenge's Innovation Fund work to date, the MacArthur Foundation and Urban Institute are announcing a second Innovation Fund competition. Innovation Fund sites will receive a grant of $50,000 and technical assistance and peer learning support in their efforts to rethink justice systems and implement data-driven strategies to safely reduce jail populations.

Follow the link to find out more and register for upcoming informational webinars. Then keep your eyes peeled for the release of the application next week!

JMI is thrilled to share a new guide on best practices for implementing and using eWarrant systems, prepared under a gra...
04/23/2018
eWarrants - Responsibility.org

JMI is thrilled to share a new guide on best practices for implementing and using eWarrant systems, prepared under a grant from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. Along with the guide, be sure to check out the video explaining eWarrants and why they are needed and the legislative checklist.

Electronic warrants (eWarrants) are an important tool to help law enforcement get impaired drivers off the roads. Automated warrant processes give law enforcement a streamlined tool to ensure people who drive impaired are held accountable. View our video and report below.

JMI is looking to grow the membership of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC).  Pleas...
04/13/2018
NNCJCC Application Announcement

JMI is looking to grow the membership of the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC). Please help us spread the word! Applications are due by April 30th.

The Safety and Justice Challenge
04/08/2018
The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge

"Only with more data will jurisdictions be able to see the full picture and tailor reforms accordingly so we can begin to answer critical questions about who is in jail, why they’re there, and what factors may be keeping them there unnecessarily."

#RethinkJails

New report from Vera Institute and Safety and Justice Challenge reveals that jail incarceration rates for black people d...
02/28/2018
Divided Justice

New report from Vera Institute and Safety and Justice Challenge reveals that jail incarceration rates for black people declined significantly from 2005 and 2013. Still, the incarceration rate remained 50% higher in 2013 than in 1990—meaning our work to #RethinkJails is far from over.

Recent data analyses on jail incarceration—taken from Vera’s Incarceration Trends tool—reveal that although significant racial disparities still exist…

JMI teaching leadership and change management skills at the Safety & Justice Challenge meeting... today’s lesson, when y...
10/12/2017

JMI teaching leadership and change management skills at the Safety & Justice Challenge meeting... today’s lesson, when you or someone else drops the ball, you don’t walk away... you pick it up!

JMI is thrilled for Pennington County's recent award from the MacArthur Foundation and we are proud to be working with t...
10/05/2017
In The Moment ... $1.7 Million Grant For Pennington County Safety And Justice Reform

JMI is thrilled for Pennington County's recent award from the MacArthur Foundation and we are proud to be working with them to #RethinkJails through the The Safety and Justice Challenge!

In The Moment ... October 4, 2017 Show 191 Hour 1 Building on momentum in local criminal justice reform across the country, the John D. and Catherine T.

The Safety and Justice Challenge
10/05/2017
The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge

BREAKING: Building on momentum in local criminal justice reform across the country, the MacArthur Foundation today announced a new round of $11.3M in funding to eight counties as part of its Safety and Justice Challenge, a more than $100 million national initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

Since joining the Challenge, sites as diverse as Philadelphia; Lucas County, Ohio; Charleston County, South Carolina; and Multnomah County, Oregon have already seen significant declines in their average daily jail populations, and many of the Challenge sites are seeing early impacts of changes designed to create fairer, more effective justice systems that protect public safety.

The Safety and Justice Challenge
09/21/2017
The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge

"If I had my magic wand, I would have the criminal justice system be this thoughtful place where the only people sitting in jail are the people who are so dangerous they’re going to hurt somebody, and even those folks are going to be treated with a sense of [dignity]."

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart speaks with DeRay Mckesson and Pod Save the People on why we need to #RethinkJails.

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Examples of JMI's current projects include: -Urban Court Managers Network -Rural Courts Improvement Network -Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Network -Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems -Research-Based Smarter Sentencing Training and Technical Assistance -Performance Measurement in civilian and military justice systems

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