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Yamhill County Case Management and Supervision Team (YCCMS)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $651,350)

The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.

Under category 2, Yamhill County, in conjunction with its Community Corrections Agency, will use the grant award to establish a case management and supervision team consisting of two parole and probation officers, two probation officer case aides, and a community corrections crew leader. The project will allow Yamhill County to retain three community corrections positions and add two new positions. The target population for the program is Yamhill County's high-risk caseload, including all offenders reentering the community from state prisons or local jails. The estimated caseload per officer is 100 per month. The program will utilize evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism and enhance existing collaborative efforts to improve service delivery and accountability measures for the target population. Strategies will include assessment of risk factors and needs and focus on high-risk cases; skills training for both staff and clients and use of cognitive behavioral treatment methods; enhanced intrinsic client motivation (i.e., give the client a role in creating their own case plan); targeted interventions based on criminogenic risk, need, and responsivity; increased
positive reinforcement; engaging ongoing supports in the local area (specific to the area to which the individual
is returning); identifying measurement outcomes (both client and program); and providing measurement feedback
(to both programs and clients).


Date Created: September 23, 2009