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.
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: