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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $197,081)
The FY 2014 Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative (SPDI) grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based pretrial justice by encouraging local and tribal jurisdictions to effectively implement risk assessment and appropriate supervision and/or diversion strategies targeting pretrial outcomes within their jurisdictions. The goal of SPDI is to test the cost savings and public safety enhancements that can be achieved when jurisdictions move to a pretrial model that uses risk assessment to inform decision-making and employs improved risk management strategies (supervision and diversion).
The City and County of Denver will use the funds to implement Phases 1 and 2 under this initiative. Specifically, the grantee will: establish a Smart Pretrial Policy Team; appoint a Pretrial Site Coordinator; train the Pretrial Policy Team and Site Coordinator; develop a Pretrial Justice Vision Statement; develop a system-wide map of the justice system; collect and analyze system baseline data; and develop an agency-level logic model for the implementation of the redesigned pretrial system. CA/NCF
The FY 2016 Phase Three of the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative will allow Denver to evaluate the success of implementation in each of the goal areas through performance measure and system data analysis. For those goals that prove successful, Phase Three provides the opportunity to sustain the improvement and ensure system fidelity and commitment to pretrial reform goals. This analysis and commitment is essential to ensure lasting system change. Additionally, Phase Three provides the opportunity to share Denvers Smart Pretrial experience with other jurisdictions working toward pretrial reform and improvement. Phase Three work will expand the use of this reporting to include a wider system audience through Denvers Justice Coordinating Committee, a subcommittee of the Crime Prevention and Control Commission. This analysis has benefits to pretrial system stakeholders and also provides additional information for the analysis of the overall efficiency of the management of incarcerated populations.
Goal #1- Embed key pretrial system measures across the criminal justice system. Goal #2- Reduce racial and ethnic disparities in pretrial decision making. Goal #3- Utilize a cost benefit analysis to demonstrate change from the initial baseline assessment. CA/NCF