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Coordination and implementation of risk-based pretrial services

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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

Date Created: September 28, 2014