Milwaukee Community Justice Council

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News articles, press releases, and other communications on CJC efforts


Update on Pretrial Enhancements  | July 24, 2013

Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers and Judicial Review Coordinator, Holly Szablewski have provided an update on Milwaukee County’s Universal Screening program. The presentation will include a refresher on why Milwaukee County adopted an evidence-based decision making process, an overview of the development of the Milwaukee County Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument (Praxis), and a presentation of demographic and available outcome indicator data.

Evidence-Based Decision Making: The Increasing Use of Research in our Criminal Justice System | July 11, 2013

Enforcement, Others to Share Notes on Repeat Juvenile Offenders | August 15, 2012

NIC Report - Jail Population Study

In 2006, Milwaukee County asked the assistance of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to assess the causes of crowding in the county’s two correctional centers – the Central Jail Facility (CJF) and the House of Corrections (HOC). Among the many recommendations of the NIC report was that the county should conduct a jail population analysis to get a better idea of how these two facilities are being used. As a result of that recommendation, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office contracted with the Pretrial Justice Institute for a jail population analysis, looking at inmates in the two facilities. The purpose of the jail population analysis was to provide system officials with specific details regarding the use of these facilities as a prelude to broader system wide strategic planning.

A jail population analysis answers simple questions.  Who is in the jail?  How do they leave? How long do they stay?  A jail population analysis is a necessary step in developing effective jail population management strategies? Read the full NIC report.

NIC Report - Milwaukee Community Justice Council

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) conducted an assessment on the progress and direction of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council and made recommendations for further enhancements and development.  Click on link to read report. Read NIC report.

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