We work with you to identify data needs, create data collection systems, develop measurement analytics, and present findings to stakeholders so that everyone has a functional understanding of what the information means. Our approach may include population profiles and identification of drivers, recidivism studies, data dashboard development, and cost/benefit analyses. We provide realistic and evidence-based recommendations that inform policy development and support your change efforts.
Once assessment is complete, JSP is available to support implementation. We have found that sustainable implementation is both a science and an art. Although we use a vast body of scientific evidence on successful implementation, we also draw on our collective experience. We work closely with our clients to develop a plan for overcoming obstacles to successful implementation of new work approaches. Then we ensure that each element of the implementation plan—policy development, training, quality assurance, and measurement of impacts—is put into practice thoughtfully. Capacity building and attention to cultural change also are integral components of any reform effort, because effective implementation strategies must be sustainable.
A challenge shared by all jails is predicting changes in their population so that they can make the most effective and efficient use of the costly resource of secure confinement. To address this challenge, JSP and MW Consulting worked together to develop the Projection and Strategy Model-Jail (PSM-Jail), a dynamic, web-based model that uses […]
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has been working with Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to develop evidence-based alternatives to juvenile correctional centers in Virginia. As a grantee of the Foundation from to 2015 until 2017, JSP facilitated development of a strategy and design for a regionalized system of service delivery. JSP helped DJJ expand […]
JSP has partnered with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to support its criminal justice reform strategy of using data, research, and analytics to enhance public safety and help systems operate fairly and cost-effectively. Specifically, JSP provides technical assistance, training, and data support to selected jurisdictions that are implementing the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), an instrument […]
In 2015, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a major initiative to change the way America thinks about and uses jails. Forbes Magazine has described this effort one of the top ten philanthropic initiatives directed toward social change. JSP has been a proud partner of the Safety and Justice Challenge since 2014. […]
JSP provided strategic support to the Smart Pretrial Justice Initiative, an evidence-based, analysis-driven effort funded by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and managed by the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI). Smart Pretrial encouraged local and tribal jurisdictions to improve the front-end of their criminal justice systems by implementing risk assessments and appropriate supervision and/or diversion […]
JSP works with county commissioners, sheriffs and jail administrators to assess how best to address overcrowding in their jails. To do so, JSP provides holistic assessments of the drivers of a jail’s population and recommends effective, efficient ways to manage defendants and offenders both in and out of custody, with an eye toward increasing compliance […]