Developing an Illinois Pretrial Tool
JSP, in partnership with the AOIC, is developing a statewide pretrial tool to standardize pretrial decisions throughout Illinois. The purpose of this work is to develop a set of assessment tools that support decision makers in improving equity, fairness, and success for individuals engaged in the pretrial phase of the criminal justice system.
This tool will consist of two tiers:
Tier I Assessment
Helps guide decision makers on the front end of the system on the level of success an individual has with minimal support, medium support, and maximum support.
Tier II Assessment
Help decision makers and pretrial support services provide individualized interventions that support the success of the person on pretrial supervision if/when released
Establish and convene a Steering Committee to identify representative jurisdications, provide oversight and communication to local and state stakeholders, and support the development and implementation.
Tier I: Collect existing data on people arrested/booked into jail representative of the state
Tier II: Collect needs/supportive data at release from jail representative of the state
Conduct validity and reliability analysis examining overall population and subgroups (e.g., females, people of color)
Work with the steering committee to develop a decision-making framework, training materials, and piloting of the tools to ensure useability and sustainability
Mark your Calendar for Upcoming Events
- Next Steering Committee Meeting: May 11, 2023 at 12:00pm CST
- Next Operations Workgroup Meeting: March 2023 (specific date TBD)
Timeline & Meeting Information
An open group that meets quarterly to provide input, feedback, and discussion around tool decisions and implementation. Check out our Meetings Resources page.
A closed group of system actors to provide context and discussion around operations within agencies to guide development and implementation. Check out our Meeting Resources page.
Other meetings and forums organized to support the overall project. Check out our Meeting Resources page.
AOIC + JSP Project Kick off
Collecting Data through Clerks' Systems and from Jails to Build Tier 1 Tool
Analysis of Tier 1 Tool
Review Tool with Stakeholders and Finalize Tier 1 Tool
Pilot Tool with Pilot Training Materials
Receive and Incorporate Training Materials Feedback
Implement Tier 1 Tool Statewide
Tier I Data Needs
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