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Planning and implementation of a Dane County Community Court Initiative.

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-03874-DGCT
Location
Awardee County
Dane
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$596,149
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $596,149)

roposed Abstract:

Category 1: Planning and Implementation 1A: Request $600,000

 

Dane County, Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to decrease the disproportionate number of Black residents in criminal justice.  Beginning in 2008 with the Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, the county has encouraged partnerships between stakeholders, community advocates, and staff.  However, the vast disproportionality of Blacks and whites in criminal justice persists. The current disparity gap in arrest is 11:1, double the national rate.

 

This grant would allow Dane County to implement a community court. Partnering effectively with community and service providers will address root causes of inequity, thereby improving the quality of life. The community court initiative will be co-located with other service providers in an area identified in the planning process, using demographic and offense data. Staffing will include Court personnel and a community court coordinator; the individual staff in these roles has not been determined.

An outgrowth of the successful Dane County Community Restorative Court (CRC), the Community Court Initiative will implement judicial oversight to offenses and clients not appropriate for the CRC caseload. It will include a community court, social services wrap around supports, pretrial monitoring and sanctions (when necessary), procedural fairness and the community voice.

Intended number of participants begin with 60 in year one, increasing each year with the goal of serving over 600 participants over the life of the grant. Using expanded social work hours, the Community Court Initiative will also be able to provide more services to the respondent (offender) including if so ordered, a restorative justice circle, referrals to behavior health, community service, housing and education support, and monitoring condition compliance.

This initiative will not duplicate services for the eligible candidates for the Community Restorative Court, nor the Deferred Prosecution Unit or Drug Treatment Court, but rather take a data informed approach to addressing the root cause of the alleged crime. Behavioral health services for the community court will be available to those who have some drug/alcohol dependency, focusing on misuse reduction.

Dane County Criminal Justice Council supports a community‐driven, multi‐agency, multi‐jurisdictional reform to the criminal justice system, building on the recommendations of a recent community court needs assessment by the Center for Court Innovation, to realize the vision of a more just and equitable Dane County.  Dane County has laid the groundwork for a community court and looks forward to making it a reality.

roposed Abstract:

Category 1: Planning and Implementation 1A: Request $600,000

 

Dane County, Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to decrease the disproportionate number of Black residents in criminal justice.  Beginning in 2008 with the Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, the county has encouraged partnerships between stakeholders, community advocates, and staff.  However, the vast disproportionality of Blacks and whites in criminal justice persists. The current disparity gap in arrest is 11:1, double the national rate.

 

This grant would allow Dane County to implement a community court. Partnering effectively with community and service providers will address root causes of inequity, thereby improving the quality of life. The community court initiative will be co-located with other service providers in an area identified in the planning process, using demographic and offense data. Staffing will include Court personnel and a community court coordinator; the individual staff in these roles has not been determined.

An outgrowth of the successful Dane County Community Restorative Court (CRC), the Community Court Initiative will implement judicial oversight to offenses and clients not appropriate for the CRC caseload. It will include a community court, social services wrap around supports, pretrial monitoring and sanctions (when necessary), procedural fairness and the community voice.

Intended number of participants begin with 60 in year one, increasing each year with the goal of serving over 600 participants over the life of the grant. Using expanded social work hours, the Community Court Initiative will also be able to provide more services to the respondent (offender) including if so ordered, a restorative justice circle, referrals to behavior health, community service, housing and education support, and monitoring condition compliance.

This initiative will not duplicate services for the eligible candidates for the Community Restorative Court, nor the Deferred Prosecution Unit or Drug Treatment Court, but rather take a data informed approach to addressing the root cause of the alleged crime. Behavioral health services for the community court will be available to those who have some drug/alcohol dependency, focusing on misuse reduction.

Dane County Criminal Justice Council supports a community‐driven, multi‐agency, multi‐jurisdictional reform to the criminal justice system, building on the recommendations of a recent community court needs assessment by the Center for Court Innovation, to realize the vision of a more just and equitable Dane County.  Dane County has laid the groundwork for a community court and looks forward to making it a reality.

roposed Abstract:

Category 1: Planning and Implementation 1A: Request $600,000

 

Dane County, Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to decrease the disproportionate number of Black residents in criminal justice.  Beginning in 2008 with the Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, the county has encouraged partnerships between stakeholders, community advocates, and staff.  However, the vast disproportionality of Blacks and whites in criminal justice persists. The current disparity gap in arrest is 11:1, double the national rate.

 

This grant would allow Dane County to implement a community court. Partnering effectively with community and service providers will address root causes of inequity, thereby improving the quality of life. The community court initiative will be co-located with other service providers in an area identified in the planning process, using demographic and offense data. Staffing will include Court personnel and a community court coordinator; the individual staff in these roles has not been determined.

An outgrowth of the successful Dane County Community Restorative Court (CRC), the Community Court Initiative will implement judicial oversight to offenses and clients not appropriate for the CRC caseload. It will include a community court, social services wrap around supports, pretrial monitoring and sanctions (when necessary), procedural fairness and the community voice.

Intended number of participants begin with 60 in year one, increasing each year with the goal of serving over 600 participants over the life of the grant. Using expanded social work hours, the Community Court Initiative will also be able to provide more services to the respondent (offender) including if so ordered, a restorative justice circle, referrals to behavior health, community service, housing and education support, and monitoring condition compliance.

This initiative will not duplicate services for the eligible candidates for the Community Restorative Court, nor the Deferred Prosecution Unit or Drug Treatment Court, but rather take a data informed approach to addressing the root cause of the alleged crime. Behavioral health services for the community court will be available to those who have some drug/alcohol dependency, focusing on misuse reduction.

Dane County Criminal Justice Council supports a community‐driven, multi‐agency, multi‐jurisdictional reform to the criminal justice system, building on the recommendations of a recent community court needs assessment by the Center for Court Innovation, to realize the vision of a more just and equitable Dane County.  Dane County has laid the groundwork for a community court and looks forward to making it a reality.

roposed Abstract:

Category 1: Planning and Implementation 1A: Request $600,000

 

Dane County, Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to decrease the disproportionate number of Black residents in criminal justice.  Beginning in 2008 with the Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, the county has encouraged partnerships between stakeholders, community advocates, and staff.  However, the vast disproportionality of Blacks and whites in criminal justice persists. The current disparity gap in arrest is 11:1, double the national rate.

 

This grant would allow Dane County to implement a community court. Partnering effectively with community and service providers will address root causes of inequity, thereby improving the quality of life. The community court initiative will be co-located with other service providers in an area identified in the planning process, using demographic and offense data. Staffing will include Court personnel and a community court coordinator; the individual staff in these roles has not been determined.

An outgrowth of the successful Dane County Community Restorative Court (CRC), the Community Court Initiative will implement judicial oversight to offenses and clients not appropriate for the CRC caseload. It will include a community court, social services wrap around supports, pretrial monitoring and sanctions (when necessary), procedural fairness and the community voice.

Intended number of participants begin with 60 in year one, increasing each year with the goal of serving over 600 participants over the life of the grant. Using expanded social work hours, the Community Court Initiative will also be able to provide more services to the respondent (offender) including if so ordered, a restorative justice circle, referrals to behavior health, community service, housing and education support, and monitoring condition compliance.

This initiative will not duplicate services for the eligible candidates for the Community Restorative Court, nor the Deferred Prosecution Unit or Drug Treatment Court, but rather take a data informed approach to addressing the root cause of the alleged crime. Behavioral health services for the community court will be available to those who have some drug/alcohol dependency, focusing on misuse reduction.

Dane County Criminal Justice Council supports a community‐driven, multi‐agency, multi‐jurisdictional reform to the criminal justice system, building on the recommendations of a recent community court needs assessment by the Center for Court Innovation, to realize the vision of a more just and equitable Dane County.  Dane County has laid the groundwork for a community court and looks forward to making it a reality.

roposed Abstract:

Category 1: Planning and Implementation 1A: Request $600,000

 

Dane County, Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to decrease the disproportionate number of Black residents in criminal justice.  Beginning in 2008 with the Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, the county has encouraged partnerships between stakeholders, community advocates, and staff.  However, the vast disproportionality of Blacks and whites in criminal justice persists. The current disparity gap in arrest is 11:1, double the national rate.

 

This grant would allow Dane County to implement a community court. Partnering effectively with community and service providers will address root causes of inequity, thereby improving the quality of life. The community court initiative will be co-located with other service providers in an area identified in the planning process, using demographic and offense data. Staffing will include Court personnel and a community court coordinator; the individual staff in these roles has not been determined.

An outgrowth of the successful Dane County Community Restorative Court (CRC), the Community Court Initiative will implement judicial oversight to offenses and clients not appropriate for the CRC caseload. It will include a community court, social services wrap around supports, pretrial monitoring and sanctions (when necessary), procedural fairness and the community voice.

Intended number of participants begin with 60 in year one, increasing each year with the goal of serving over 600 participants over the life of the grant. Using expanded social work hours, the Community Court Initiative will also be able to provide more services to the respondent (offender) including if so ordered, a restorative justice circle, referrals to behavior health, community service, housing and education support, and monitoring condition compliance.

This initiative will not duplicate services for the eligible candidates for the Community Restorative Court, nor the Deferred Prosecution Unit or Drug Treatment Court, but rather take a data informed approach to addressing the root cause of the alleged crime. Behavioral health services for the community court will be available to those who have some drug/alcohol dependency, focusing on misuse reduction.

Dane County Criminal Justice Council supports a community‐driven, multi‐agency, multi‐jurisdictional reform to the criminal justice system, building on the recommendations of a recent community court needs assessment by the Center for Court Innovation, to realize the vision of a more just and equitable Dane County.  Dane County has laid the groundwork for a community court and looks forward to making it a reality.

Date Created: September 28, 2022