First Judicial District 5-Year Strategic Plan
Fiscal Year 2017 through Fiscal Year 2022
Priorities, Goals, & Desired Outcomes
Strategic Priority #1: Identify and focus resources toward individuals most likely to reoffend.
· Continuously review data and make evidenced based decisions.
· Complete thorough investigations and provide to the court prior to sentencing.
· Support sentencing options that provide individuals an opportunity to change while prioritizing safety to the community.
· Assess all individuals placed under supervision to make informed decisions for supervision levels and programming needs.
· Deploy techniques that enhance offenders’ motivation and capabilities to complete treatment successfully.
· Work with the institutions to effectively transition offenders returning to the community.
Strategic Priority #2: Focus on evidence based and research-informed practices for improved offender success.
· Invest in program models that reduce recidivism.
· Support supervision and treatment opportunities for mentally ill offenders.
· Use cognitive behavioral and social learning models.
· Continuously review and evaluate offender program effectiveness.
· Expand continuous quality improvement processes.
· Measure process, practice, and outcomes.
· Monitor the quality and performance of implemented program models to ensure recidivism reduction outcomes.
· Expand collaboration with other agencies, organizations, and community partners to better utilize resources and improve outcomes.
Strategic Priority #3: Funding and budget focused toward staff resources, training, and equipment to carry out the agency mission at the highest level.
· Improve supervision success rates by providing staffing sufficient to offenders risk and needs.
· Increase the use of “banked” caseloads for lower risk offenders allowing manageable workloads for high risk caseloads.
· Increase residential officer positions to improve accountability and compliance monitoring.
· Adequately staff secretarial, cook, and maintenance positions.
· Allocate and restructure management staff to improve ability to effectively train, support, and provide guidance to staff districtwide.
· Evidenced based decisions supporting long-term public safety.
· Adequate fiscal support to carry out the agency mission at the highest level.
· Responsible use of taxpayer dollars- offenders will be effectively monitored for compliance and accountability while being provided opportunities for successful supervision.
· Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement.
Ø Will have regularly scheduled training and booster opportunities.
Ø Case managers will be proficient in the use of assessment instruments.
Ø Offenders will be supervised at an appropriate level.
Ø Offenders will be referred appropriately to interventions, internal as well as external, to effectively address their needs.