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1 The in the : Franklin County Legislative and Event April 3, 2015

2 Effective Statewide Collaborations Massachusetts Trial Massachusetts Legislature Massachusetts Executive Branch Franklin County s DMH DPH

3 Effective Local Collaborations Orange Service Center Northwestern District Attorney Juvenile Franklin County Sheriff Probate and Family Franklin County Bar Housing Law Enforcement Superior District Franklin County s Elected Officials Partners

4 Sequential Intercept Model DMH Trial DPH Intercept 1 Police Emergency services Intercept 2 Post-arrest Initial detention Initial hearings Intercept 3 Post-initial hearings Jails s Forensic evaluations Intercept 4 Re-entry from jails & state prisons Forensic hospitalization Intercept 5 corrections and community support Forensic commitments

5 District Attorney Regional DMH Office CPCS Regional DPH Office Franklin County Service Center -based treatment Restorative Justice Opioid Task Force Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Treatment Police Hospital and Healthcare County Corrections

6 Quincy Franklin County Plymouth Pittsfield DMH Trial DPH Springfield New Bedford Boston Pittsfield

7 Quincy Franklin County Plymouth Pittsfield DMH Trial DPH Springfield New Bedford Boston Pittsfield

8 MA Trial MA Legislature Massachusetts Executive Branch Franklin County s Needs Response Opiate Misuse Effective collaborations High number of self represented litigants Unique innovations High numbers of litigants that need community supports Efficient resource utilization

9 Service Center Probate and Family Superior Service Center District Housing Juvenile

10 Service Center Assisted community members 1150 times since opening Section 35 Resources Small Claims and Debt Collection Guardianship Probate Eviction and Housing Divorce and Separate Support Paternity, Child Custody and Support 30A: Appeals from Agency Decisions Transportation advocacy Welcome Desk

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12 District Drug HOIST Restorative Justice Evaluation and Treatment DV Transition to Program On Site DV/Batterers Driver Alcohol Ed Substance Abuse Mental Health Sex Offender In the Housing Initiative Transition from Jail to Insurance Assistance Off-Site Probation Meetings Interdepartmental Cross-Training Drug Testing Partnerships

13 Greenfield District Jury System Implemented June 2013 Greenfield and Montague Police court overtime budget reduced by 57% for a savings of $25,000 58% reduction in the number of jurors needed for jury duty 1600 jurors did not have to report for jury duty 400 civilian witnesses have not had to come to court, an 80% reduction Trial saved $4,000 in witness travel reimbursement

14 Orange Access to justice for the North Quabbin Drug : intensive and goal directed 209A Abuse Prevention Order Pilot with Probate & Family Probate and Family Satellite Restorative Justice Womanhood Probationer Group (in development) Juvenile satellite with daily staffing Transition from Jail to Joint probationer home visits with Superior Service Center Satellite

15 Probate and Family On Site Mediation Dispute Intervention Pilot Program for Clinical Assessment of Children Lawyer for the Day Conciliation Selected for National Study on Self Represented Litigants

16 Housing Housing Specialists Combined Space in Clerk s Office Cross Training of Greenfield Clerk Staff in Process Plain Language Forms On Site Tenant Resource Room Tenancy Preservation Program

17 Superior Clerk s Office Probation Additional Initiatives Case Tracking and Time Standards Experienced professional partnering Jury utilization Full Masss implementation Electronic calendaring Combined Inventory and Resource Management Firm and Fair Trial Initiative Evidence-based practices Cooperation Expertise on recidivism and highrisk probationers Changing Lives programs Full implementation of attorney conducted jury voir dire Superior SO 1-15 Increased Superior access

18 Security Enhanced roles and responsibilities Cross Training

19 Still to Consider Adequate funding to maintain sufficient and effective staffing Section 35 beds for the courts Long-term residential rehabilitation options

20 Questions? Comments? We are grateful for the support of our Legislative Delegation and appreciative of the attention to our needs as we respond to the needs of our community.

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