Placer County is facing the challenge of jail overcrowding and ever increasing demands on its criminal resources. The key to the long-term population management of a jail is the development of system baseline data, and the implementation of a Criminal Justice Master Plan. This is a process that will allow a county to not just react to change, but to influence and shape that change.
Scope & Strategies
This report provides an analysis of the local criminal justice system and presents strategies to help manage its jail population through a set of recommended system reforms. It addresses the objectives outlined in the project scope:
Describe how well the Placer County criminal justice system is working, and how it might be improved
Review data on the characteristics of the offender population and the detention program resources, and collect baseline data
Recommend adjustments in policies and resources to reduce recidivism and to optimize system effectiveness, and