Support collection and analysis of jail data.
- Set statewide standards to improve consistency in jail data collection and reporting, including behavioral health data.
- Use financial incentives to improve data collection and analysis.
- Support collaboration among counties to collect and analyze data.
- Assess the impact of state policies on jails and prisons.
- Track and publish pretrial performance measures, including failure to appear and rearrest rates by risk level.
- Support data sharing between criminal justice agencies.
Adopt policies that improve pretrial decisions and reduce burdens on jails.
- Require use of a validated pretrial risk assessment tool.
- Provide funding to increase adoption of risk assessments, as needed.
- Establish clear criteria with due process protections for pretrial detention based on risk, and eliminate use of bond schedules.
- Establish and support pretrial services.
- Promote use of citation in lieu of arrest.
- Promote court and jail-based diversion by statutorily defining eligibility for diversion and establishing timing of appointment of counsel.
- Fund local diversion approaches for people who have behavioral health needs that demonstrate alignment with locally identified needs, gaps, and circumstances.
- Provide resources to support the prosecution’s and defense counsel’s engagement prior to initial court appearances.