1 Criminal Justice 101 The Criminal Justice System in Colorado and the Impact on Individuals with Mental Illness April 2009
2 Acronyms DOC = Department of Corrections DYC = Division of Youth Corrections DCJ = Division of Criminal Justice DPS = Department of Public Safety YOS = Youth Offender System LSI = Level of Service Inventory DA = District Attorney (prosecutor) PD = Public Defender PED = Parole Eligibility Date ISP = Intensive Supervision (probation or parole)
3 Why Do I Care? As mental health advocates and providers, the mass incarceration of individuals in Colorado is important for two reasons: 1) Morally it is not the appropriate place for individuals suffering from mental illness. And, a criminal conviction has long lasting impacts on an individuals ability to obtain necessities such as housing and employment. 2) Fiscally the amount of money spent incarcerating people in the prison system in Colorado is money that could be better spent on community treatment programs.
4 Statistics According to the 2007 DOC Statistical Report... Nearly 30% of the inmates in Colorado prisons have a moderate to severe mental illness Approximately 82% have a moderate to severe substance abuse treatment need.
5 70% 60% 50% 40% Mental Health Need Levels in DOC Court Commitments Mild to Severe Need Moderate to Severe Need 41.6% 48.1% 61.2% 30% 20% 19.9% 24.8% 28.7% 10% 0% FY '04 FY '06 FY '07
6 Statistics Colorado s prison population has increased more than 400% over the past 20 years. During the fiscal year (FY) ending June 30, 2007, Colorado s average daily prison population was 22,424. This compares with an average daily prison population of 12,205 in FY 1997, and only 4,327 in FY In 2006, there were 469 state prisoners in Colorado for every 100,000 residents. That compares to a rate of 89 people per 100,000 residents in 1977.
7 Colorado Prison Incarceration Rate
8 Cost Comparisons Annual adult criminal justice placement costs in Colorado FY 2007 Regular probation $1,121 Intensive supervision probation $3,275 Residential Community Corrections $12,457 County Jails $22,000 Department of Corrections (DOC) $27,558 state facility $19,231 private prison facility Youthful Offender Center $68,818 San Carlos Psychiatric Facility $65,818 Colorado State Penitentiary $39,400 Denver Women s Correctional Facility $33,445 Regular parole $3,401 Intensive supervision parole $8,319
9 Treating Mental Illness Vs. Sending People to Prison -Costs Per Person Per Year $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $- FY '09 Community Mental Health $3,109 FY '07 Colorado Prison Average $28,759 FY '07 Colorado Prison Mental Health Facility $65,818
10 Colorado Budget Constraints Colorado has both statutory and constitutional revenue and spending limits. These revenue and spending limits have created a situation where state spending on prisons has come at the expense of other state government services and programs. Colorado s current budget short fall of nearly $1 billion dollars is an example of the dire fiscal situation facing the state yet corrections spending has consistently been over the 6% limit placed on the general fund.
11 Colorado Budget Constraints In 1991, the Colorado legislature passed the Arveschoug-Bird general fund appropriations limit, which statutorily holds state budget growth to 6%. In FY 2008, the DOC was 8.8% of the state budget.
12 DOC and the Colorado Budget
14 Criminal Justice 101 There is a separate adult and juvenile criminal justice system in Colorado. Understanding this complex system is important for mental health providers so we can better advocate for individuals in the system, and understand where interventions are possible.
15 The Players The District Attorney Prosecutes crimes and investigates potential crimes on behalf of the people of Colorado. The Public Defender Provides representation for indigent individuals who are charged with a crime in Colorado. The right to counsel is established by both the United States and Colorado Constitutions.
16 State AG and U.S. Attorneys In addition to the DA, the state attorney general (AG) and U.S. attorneys also prosecute cases in the state. The attorney general prosecutes and defends all suits relating to matters of state government. The attorney general is elected by the people and is a member of the governor s cabinet. Federal prosecution is the responsibility of U.S. attorneys who are appointed by the president.
17 District Attorneys (prosecutors) Prosecutors have been significant discretion in carrying out their responsibilities. They make many of the decisions that determine whether or not a case will proceed through the criminal justice process.
18 District Attorneys (prosecutors) After the police arrest a person suspected to have committed a crime, the prosecutor coordinates the government s response to the crime, including: the initial screening--when the prosecutor decides whether or not to press charges, the trial and, the sentencing, where in some instances, at the time of sentencing, by presenting sentencing recommendations.
19 Sentencing The trial court has the following alternatives in imposing a sentence: probation; imprisonment for a defined period of time; a fine or; both a term of imprisonment and the payment of a fine Non-violent offenders may be sentenced to: probation, community corrections, home detention, or specialized restitution and community service.
20 Jail v. Prison Yes there is a difference...
21 County Jail Lawfully committed persons and prisoners are housed in a county jail for: detention, safekeeping, and confinement. Each county in the state is required to maintain a jail except counties with populations of less than 2,000.
22 County Jail Offenders convicted of a misdemeanor offense are punishable by fine or imprisonment. A term of imprisonment for a misdemeanor is not served in a state correctional facility unless the sentence is served concurrently with a term of conviction for a felony. The court may also sentence an offender to: a term of jail and probation, to a term of jail and work release, or to a term of jail and a fine.
23 State Prison Persons convicted of felony offenses are subject to a penalty of imprisonment. The length of the sentence is specified in statute corresponding to the felony class for which the offender was convicted. Colorado has both state and private prisons that house individuals confined for crimes that violate state law.
24 Youthful Offender System (YOS) Certain juveniles tried and sentenced as adults may be sentenced to the YOS as an alternative to a sentence to prison. YOS was established in 1993 within the Colorado Department of Corrections to deal primarily with youth and violence. YOS is an option for certain youthful offenders to include a controlled and regimented environment with enriched programming. In order to sentence a juvenile to the YOS, the court must first impose a sentence to the DOC which is then suspended on the condition that the youthful offender completes a sentence to the YOS, including a period of community supervision.
25 Federal Prison There are three federal prison facilities in Colorado Denver, Florence and Englewood. Federal prisons are for individuals convicted of federal offenses.
26 Community-Based Corrections Community-based corrections in Colorado include three basic categories: probationers, parolees, and offenders in community corrections facilities. Each of these community-based corrections is under the jurisdiction of a different branch of government: Probation - Judicial Department Parole - Department of Corrections Community Corrections - Department of Public Safety
27 Probation The Colorado Judicial Department administers adult and juvenile probation within Colorado s 22 judicial districts. Probation officers are involved in offender assessments, supervision, victim involvement and services to the community.
28 Probation In considering whether to grant probation, the court may determine that prison is a more appropriate placement for the following reasons: there is an undue risk that the defendant will commit another crime while on probation; the defendant is in need of correctional treatment; a sentence to probation will unduly depreciate the seriousness of the defendant s crime or undermine respect for law; past criminal record indicates that probation would fail to accomplish its intended purpose; or the crime and the surrounding factors do not justify probation.
29 Probation Offenders are eligible for probation with the following exceptions: those convicted of a class 1 felony or class 2 petty offense; those who have been convicted of two prior felonies in Colorado or any other state; and those convicted of a class 1, 2 or 3 felony within the last ten years in Colorado or any other state. Eligibility restrictions may be waived by the sentencing court upon the recommendation of the DA.
30 Parole Parole is a type of supervision after release from prison. Parolees are under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Colorado statutes provide for both discretionary and mandatory parole periods. Mandatory parole, established in 1993, requires a parole period for all offenders released from prison. Discretionary parole occurs when the parole board makes the decision to parole an offender.
31 Parole Violations In the event that a parolee violates the conditions of parole, the parolee may be arrested and required to appear at a hearing before the parole board or an administrative law judge. The board or administrative law judge determines guilt or innocence regarding the alleged parole violation. If the offender is found guilty, the board will impose sanctions (i.e. revoke parole, continue it in effect, or modify the conditions of parole).
32 Parole Technical Violations When an individual is placed on parole, they are required to comply with the conditions of their parole, which could include certain individualized requirements such as: drug testing, mandatory treatment, not associating with certain people, job and housing requirements. If a person violates a condition of parole, it is considered a technical violation. Such technical violations can include: Testing positive for the use of drugs Not reporting to treatment Not checking in with the parole officer at specified times Associating with other felons Not getting a job or living in a prohibited location This is very different than being revoked for committing a new crime.
33 Community Corrections Community-based programs help offenders, especially those released from prison, return successfully to the community. These programs provide the structure of a controlled living environment while the offender learns, or re-learns, the transportation system, acquires current identification, and becomes employed.
34 Community Corrections Colorado s community corrections system includes both public and private organizations of specific halfway house facilities that provide residential and non-residential services to convicted offenders. These programs provide an intermediate sanction at the front end of the system between probation and prison, and reintegration services at the end of the system between prison and parole. Community corrections placements allow offenders access to community resources, including treatment and employment opportunities, while living in a staff secure correctional setting. These facilities, often referred to as programs, receive state funds but are based and operated in local communities.
35 Community Corrections Offenders can be referred to community corrections by the sentencing judge or by officials at the Department of Corrections (DOC). The judicial placement is considered a diversion from prison, and these cases are called diversion clients. The DOC placement of offenders in halfway houses serves as a method of transitioning prisoners back into the community and these cases are referred to as transition clients.
36 Community Corrections Diversion clients are responsible to the probation department. Transition clients are under the jurisdiction of the DOC s Division of Adult Parole and Community Corrections. Both diversion and transition clients are housed together and participate in programming together.
37 Community Corrections Cases not approved by the board are returned to the judge or DOC for alternative placement. Programs also have the authority to refuse placement. Offenders in community corrections are expected to pay for much of their treatment in the community. In addition, offenders are expected to pay $17 per day for room and board, plus make other efforts to pay court costs, restitution, child support and other fines and fees.
39 Community Corrections Boards Per statute, each jurisdiction has a community corrections board to screen offender referrals and to oversee the operation of the facilities. Board members typically consist of both criminal justice professionals and citizens.
40 Diversion v. Transition Programs targeting individuals with mental health and co-occurring substance use needs have options to either work with diversion or transition clients. Diversion clients can include : probation, deferred sentences, diversion community corrections specialty courts
41 Diversion v. Transition Working with individuals who are transitioning out of jail or prison is another option for mental health providers and mental health centers. Generally transition clients require more intensive service needs, which can include housing, vocational training, and training with daily living skills.
42 What Works Evidence-Based Principles for Effective Interventions 1. Assess Actuarial Risk/Needs. 2. Enhance Intrinsic Motivation. 3. Target Interventions. a. Risk Principle: Prioritize supervision and treatment resources for higher risk offenders. b. Need Principle: Target interventions to criminogenic needs. c. Responsivity Principle: Be responsive to temperament, learning style, motivation, culture, and gender when assigning programs. d. Dosage: Structure 40-70% of high-risk offenders time for 3-9 months. e. Treatment: Integrate treatment into the full sentence/sanction requirements. 4. Skill Train with Directed Practice (use Cognitive Behavioral treatment methods). 5. Increase Positive Reinforcement. 6. Engage Ongoing Support in Natural Communities. 7. Measure Relevant Processes/Practices. 8. Provide Measurement Feedback.
43 MH/CJ Programs in Colorado There are several programs in Colorado developed in coordination with community partners and the community mental health centers. Examples include: JERP--(Jefferson Center for Mental Health) Transition Program PACE--(Mental Health Center Serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties) Diversion Program CESE --(Community Reach Center) Diversion Program Court-to-Community--(Mental Health Center of Denver) Diversion Program FOREST--(Aurora Mental Health Center) Transition Program
44 Policy and Legislation In 2007, legislation was passed, SB07-097, creating the Offender Treatment Program for individuals suffering from mental health conditions. As a result of that funding source, there are currently 11 mental health centers with criminal justice programs.
45 Sentencing Reform (2009) This legislative session, there will be legislation to reform the sentencing laws in Colorado. This legislation is critically important to begin to save money in the state and county budgets in the area of corrections. Additionally, it could potentially help divert people into treatment rather than incarceration.
47 Next Steps Education Policy Mental health professionals and advocates must begin to educate the general public and policy makers about the importance of community-based treatment as an alternative to incarceration for individuals with mental health and substance use needs. Mental health professionals and advocates must support and help develop sound policy around the treatment of individuals with mental health and substance use needs that are involved in the criminal justice system. Funding More funding is necessary to help create alternatives to incarceration, provide for early treatment and intervention, as well as provide for the supports necessary to keep people successful in the community. Program Development Community Mental Health Centers, in collaboration with other partners at the state and local-level, can be leaders in the development of programs targeted at those individuals with mental illness that have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Proposition 5 Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. SUMMARY This measure (1) expands drug treatment diversion programs for criminal offenders, (2) modifies parole supervision
SESSION OF 2013 SUPPLEMENTAL NOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 2170 As Amended by House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Brief* HB 2170 would make numerous changes to sentencing, probation, and postrelease
AB 109 is DANGEROUS Governor Brown signed AB 109 the Criminal Justice Realignment Bill into law on April 5, 2011. Governor Brown stated in his signing message on AB 109 - "For too long, the state s prison
December 18, 2007 Hon. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Attorney General 1300 I Street, 17 th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention: Ms. Krystal Paris Initiative Coordinator Dear Attorney General Brown: Pursuant
31 - felony sentencings Felony Sentencing Guidelines By 46 th Circuit Court Judge Janet M. Allen Adults convicted of felony crimes are sentenced by a judge to one of two primary types of sentences. The
SHORT TITLE: Criminal procedure; creating the Oklahoma Drug Court Act; codification; emergency. STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 45th Legislature (1996) SENATE BILL NO. 1153 By: Hobson AS INTRODUCED
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ) ) ) v. ) No. ) (Judge ) ) ) PETITION TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY (Misdemeanor) I,, respectfully represent
ENROLLED Regular Session, 1997 HOUSE BILL NO. 2412 BY REPRESENTATIVE JACK SMITH AN ACT To enact Chapter 33 of Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, comprised of R.S. 13:5301 through 5304,
Title 34-A: CORRECTIONS Chapter 5: PROBATION AND PAROLE Table of Contents Subchapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS... 3 Section 5001. DEFINITIONS... 3 Section 5002. PARDONS BY THE GOVERNOR... 4 Section 5003. PROHIBITED
Criminal Justice 101 and the Affordable Care Act Prepared by: Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Who we are CCJRC and CCLP have partnered to help Colorado seize this historic opportunity to connect
House Proposal of Amendment S. 292 An act relating to term probation, the right to bail, medical care of inmates, and a reduction in the number of nonviolent prisoners, probationers, and detainees. The
Mental Health Court 101 2007 Georgia Drug & DUI Court Conference Peachtree City, GA Honorable Kathlene Gosselin, Hall County Superior Court & H.E.L.P. Program Team While the number of patients in psychiatric
10/26/2015 Community Supervision Texas Association of Counties October 2015 Presented by District Judge Todd Blomerth, 421 st Judicial District Court of Caldwell County 1 10/26/2015 2 10/26/2015 Your Possible
2011 REGULAR SESSION HB 463 PENAL CODE AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES LEGISLATION Full text of the bill: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11rs/hb463.htm SECTION 1. -description of reasoning behind legislation SECTION
Jail Diversion Diversion programs serve as critical strategies in preventing people with mental illness who commit crimes from entering or unnecessarily remaining in the criminal justice system. Interception
Maryland Courts, Criminal Justice, and Civil Matters Presentation to the New Members of the Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services Office of Policy Analysis Annapolis, Maryland December
CRIMINAL LAW UPDATE 2014 LEGISLATURE André de Gruy Capital Defender Corrections and Criminal Justice Task Force Created - HB 1231 2013 Leg. Judge and Prosecutor concerns about lack of certainty in sentencing/time-served
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO Sixty-third Legislature First Regular Session - 0 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 0 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 0 0 0 0 AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE;
Session of 00 [As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole] SENATE BILL No. By Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight - 0 0 0 AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure;
ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION IN A NUTSHELL An alternative to incarceration is any kind of punishment other than time in prison or jail that can be given to a person who commits a crime. Frequently, punishments
UNDERSTANDING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Anne Benson What is the Criminal Justice System? The criminal justice system is the system we have in the United States for addressing situations where it is believed
VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS BEST PRACTICE ELEMENTS SUBJECT: States can facilitate the development of Veterans Treatment Courts, or VTCs, through legislation that supplements existing drug and mental health
010 CRIMINAL CODE SENTENCING PROVISIONS Effective July 9, 010-0- GENERAL CRIMES SENTENCING RANGES Class NON-DANGEROUS OFFENSES ( 13-70) First Offense ( 13-70(D)) MIT* MIN P MAX AGG* 3 4 5 10 1.5 3.5 3.5
What is the sequence of events in the criminal justice system? Entry into the system Prosecution and pretrial services Refusal to indict Grand jury Charge dismissed Acquitted Sentencing and sanctions Appeal
October 12, 2011 CJI/CPOC OCTOBER WORK SESSION Organizational Development and Change Management Wendy S. Still David Koch Chief Adult Probation Officer Chief Deputy Probation Officer San Francisco Adult
Offender Screening Oklahoma Department of Mental health and Substance Abuse Services Presenters DR. DAVID WRIGHT, EVALUATION PROJECTS MANAGER NISHA WILSON, STATE DIRECTOR OF SPECIALTY COURTS The Problem
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Stanley L. Garnett, District Attorney Boulder Office: Justice Center, 1777 6th St., Boulder, Colorado 80302 303.441.3700 fax: 303.441.4703 Longmont
Orange County, Texas Adult Criminal Justice Data Sheet For more information, contact Dr. Ana Yáñez- Correa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (512) 587-7010. The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition seeks the implementation
It s time to shift gears on criminal justice VOTER TOOLKIT 2014 Who are the most powerful elected officials most voters have never voted for? ANSWER: Your District Attorney & Sheriff THE POWER OF THE DISTRICT
Removal of Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System: A State Trends Update Rebecca Gasca on behalf of Campaign for Youth Justice Juvenile Court founded in 1899 to create a separate justice system for
TREATMENT COURTS IN NEBRASKA ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION If you are currently facing charges in Nebraska, or have a loved one who is, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Nebraska
COMMUNITY SAFETY VICTIM RESPECT OFFENDER ACCOUNTABILITY OUR MISSION The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections is to provide a safe, secure, and humane correctional system through effective
OLMSTED COUNTY ATTORNEY DOMESTIC ABUSE PROSECUTION POLICY POLICY STATEMENT: It is the policy of the Olmsted County Attorney to pursue all domestic abuse allegations with zealous, yet discretionary prosecution
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Second Chance Act: Sec. 1. Short Title. Part I Improvements to Existing Programs This section names the short title of the act as the Second Chance Act of 2007: Community
Mental Health Courts: A New Tool By Stephanie Yu, Fiscal Analyst For fiscal year (FY) 2008-09, appropriations for the Judiciary and the Department of Community Health (DCH) include funding for a mental
DRUG COURT DEFERRED JUDGMENT INFORMATION SHEET If you have been charged with a crime involving possession of a controlled substance and/or possession of drug paraphernalia, you may be eligible to participate
JUSTICE ALTERNATIVES Ohio Statutory Community Sanctions for Adult & Juvenile Offenders State of Ohio Offi ce of Criminal Justice Services JUSTICE ALTERNATIVES Ohio Statutory Community Sanctions For Adult
RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA PART THREE A CRIMINAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE APPENDIX Form 6. Suggested Questions to Be Put by the Court to an Accused Who Has Pleaded Guilty (Rule 3A:8). Before accepting
Probation Semi-Annual Report January-June, 2015 Nebraska Supreme Court Office of Probation Administration Statement of Purpose This report was completed in compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. 29-2252.01 (Appended
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief David L. Perry 830 West Jefferson Street 850-644-1234 VICTIMS' RIGHTS BROCHURE YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM OR WITNESS: ------- We realize that for many persons,
Probation and Parole: A Primer for Law Enforcement Officers Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice At the end of 2008, there were 4.3 million adults on probation supervision and over 800,000
Probation and Parole Violations State Responses Probation and Parole Violations State Responses By Alison Lawrence William T. Pound, Executive Director 7700 East First Place Denver, Colorado 80230 (303)
Colorado Legislative Council Staff Fiscal Note STATE and LOCAL FISCAL IMPACT Drafting Number: Prime Sponsor(s): LLS 15-0042 Rep. Saine; McCann Sen. Cooke; Johnston Date: Bill Status: Fiscal Analyst: House
Office of the Attorney General Information for Crime Victims and Witnesses MARCH 2009 LAWRENCE WASDEN Attorney General Criminal Law Division Special Prosecutions Unit Telephone: (208) 332-3096 Fax: (208)
Reentry on Steroids! NADCP 2013 Panel Introductions Judge Keith Starrett Moderator Judge Robert Francis Panelist Judge Stephen Manley Panelist Charles Robinson - Panelist Dallas SAFPF 4-C Reentry Court
BASIC CRIMINAL LAW Overview of a criminal case Presented by: Joe Bodiford Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer www.floridacriminaldefense.com www.blawgger.com THE FLORIDA CRIMINAL PROCESS Source: http://www.fsu.edu/~crimdo/cj-flowchart.html
June 15, 2015 Hon. Kamala D. Harris Attorney General 1300 I Street, 17 th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention: Ms. Ashley Johansson Initiative Coordinator Dear Attorney General Harris: Pursuant
ARTICLE 1.1. GENERAL PROVISIONS Rule 1. Parole Board 220 IAC 1.1-1-1 Parole board membership (Repealed) Sec. 1. (Repealed by Parole Board; filed Jun 15, 1987, 2:45 pm: 10 IR 2496) 220 IAC 1.1-1-2 Definitions
County of San Diego Public Safety Realignment & Post-Release Community Supervision Preliminary 2011 Implementation Plan Executive Committee of the Community Corrections Partnership: Mack Jenkins, Chief
IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR WOODBURY COUNTY THE STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff, vs. Defendant. CRIMINAL NO. WRITTEN PLEA OF GUILTY AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS (OWI First Offense) COMES NOW the above-named Defendant
CHAPTER 23 AN ACT concerning treatment for drug and alcohol dependent persons, amending N.J.S.2C:35-14 and N.J.S.2C:44-6, and supplementing Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate
SENTENCING REFORM FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES: BENEFITS AND ESTIMATED SAVINGS FOR ILLINOIS LISE MCKEAN, PH.D. SUSAN K. SHAPIRO CENTER FOR IMPACT RESEARCH OCTOBER 2004 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PROJECT FUNDER Chicago
Adult Probation Frequently Asked Questions How do I make an appointment with my probation officer? To make an appointment with your probation officer, you should give him/her a call. If you do not have
California s Alternative Sentencing Law for Veterans and Members of the U.S. Military You re a veteran, or maybe you re still in the military. But now you re looking at time in county jail or state prison.
Office of State Attorney Michael J. Satz VICTIM RIGHTS BROCHURE YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM OR WITNESS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS The stages of the criminal justice system are as follows: We realize that for
Issue Brief Project Public Safety NamePerformance Project The Impact of Arizona s Probation Reforms An analysis of trends in Arizona s prison system in 2008 estimated that the inmate population would increase
External Advisory Group Meeting June 2, 2015 1. There seems to be an extended wait from disposition to sentence where defendants are in jail awaiting the completion of the pre-sentence report. How many
First Regular Session Sixty-ninth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED LLS NO. 1-01.01 Richard Sweetman x HOUSE BILL 1- Waller, HOUSE SPONSORSHIP (None), SENATE SPONSORSHIP House Committees Judiciary
MEMORANDUM To: From: NYSDA Members Al O'Connor, New York State Defenders Association Date: December 14, 2004 Re: Rockefeller Drug Law Reform (A.11895) Today, Governor Pataki plans to sign the Rockefeller
WHAT IS CAUSING PRISON OVERCROWDING? FINDINGS Continued increase in the number of offenders sent to prison High recidivism rate High rate of offenders returned to prison for violating or unsuccessfully
g b agerstein bocian agne strategies To: Interested Parties From: GBA Strategies Date: October 11, 2011 Youth Justice System Survey An estimated 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults
Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings and Your Child A Guide for Parents and Guardians NOTICE TO READER This brochure provides basic information about family court procedures relating to juvenile delinquency
From the office of the Rice County Attorney: Adult Plea Negotiation Guidelines Revision June, 2004 1. These guidelines apply to any adult felony defendant case prosecuted by this office, which is not disposed
Second Regular Session Sixty-ninth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED LLS NO. -0.01 Richard Sweetman x HOUSE BILL - Kagan, Lee HOUSE SPONSORSHIP Guzman, Ulibarri SENATE SPONSORSHIP House Committees
ABA COMMISSION ON EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL SANCTIONS The ABA Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions has developed a series of policy recommendations that it anticipates will provide the basis for a broad
22 ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG COURT Information to Potential Participant The Drug Court Program is a privilege you may exercise only once. To take part in this program, you must do the following: Complete
Patricia A. DeAngelis District Attorney GETTING TO KNOW THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AN OFFENSE IS COMMITTED There are three types of offenses that can be committed in New York State: VIOLATION MISDEMEANOR
WASHINGTON STATE JUVENILE JUSITCE PROFILE (courtesy of the NCJJ web site) Delinquency Services Summary Decentralized State: Delinquency services are organized at both the state and local level in Washington.
T H E M I N N E S O T A C O U N T Y A T T O R N E Y S A S S O C I A T I O N Minnesota County Attorneys Association Policy Positions on Drug Control and Enforcement Adopted: September 17, 2004 Introduction
Chapter 3 Justice Process at the County Level Brooks County Courthouse Chapter Three: Judice Process at the County Level Developmental Assets: Life Skills: TEKS: Objectives: 10. Safety 30. Responsibility
Oranges To Oranges: Comparing The Operational Costs Of Juvenile And Adult Correctional Programs In Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council January 1999 Tony Fabelo, Ph.D. Executive Director Oranges To Oranges:
Reentry & Aftercare Reentry & Aftercare Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators Reentry & Aftercare Introduction Every year, approximately 100,000 juveniles are released from juvenile detention facilities
Texas Civil Commitment-Outpatient Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program (OSVPTP) Health & Safety Code, Chapter 841 U.S. History There have been a number of high profile sexually violent crimes that
Queensland DRUG REHABILITATION (COURT DIVERSION) ACT 2000 Act No. 3 of 2000 Queensland DRUG REHABILITATION (COURT DIVERSION) ACT 2000 Section TABLE OF PROVISIONS PART 1 PRELIMINARY Page 1 Short title.....................................................
42 4 1301. Driving under the influence driving while impaired driving with excessive alcoholic content definitions penalties. (1) (a) It is a misdemeanor for any person who is under the influence of alcohol
SESSION OF 2015 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT BRIEF HOUSE BILL NO. 2055 As Agreed to May 18, 2015 Brief* HB 2055 would amend law related to battery against a law enforcement officer, determination of criminal
Department of District Attorney FY 15-16 Proposed Requirements: $9,805,684 FY 15-16 Requirements by Division FY 15-16 Requirements by Fund Alex Gardner District Attorney 541-682-4261 Department Purpose
General District Courts To Understand Your Visit to Court You Should Know: It is the courts wish that you know your rights and duties. We want every person who comes here to receive fair treatment in accordance
LANCASTER COUNTY ADULT DRUG COURT Administered by the Lancaster County Department of Community Corrections Judicial Oversight by the Lancaster County District Court www.lancaster.ne.gov keyword: drug court
Article 82. Probation. 15A-1341. Probation generally. (a) Use of Probation. - Unless specifically prohibited, a person who has been convicted of any criminal offense may be placed on probation as provided
The Second Chance Act Frequently Asked Questions What does the Second Chance Act do? The Second Chance Act primarily authorizes federal funding for state and federal reentry programs. It also directs but