Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $224,998)
The Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) is using FY22 SJS funds for two Core Capacity projects and three Special Emphasis projects. The first Core Capacity project will enhance the Decision Matrix (DM) by continuing to collect data from the pilot sites and create a new web-based application to streamline data collection. The project will continue the existing pilot and begin prepping for addition of additional counties by reorganizing data collection. The second Core Capacity project is enhancement of DOCs Early Alert and Intervention System (EAIS) dashboard. The EAIS helps community-based case managers monitor clients and their risk to reoffend. The project will add near real-time charge and conviction data to the dashboard. The additional information will give case managers more data to evaluate clients risk and the ability to intervene and provide support with the goal of reducing recidivism. The first Special Emphasis project, Examining Pre-Trial Release Outcomes using Jail Data in Iowa’s JDW will finalize the data quality assessment and conduct a research project to examine pretrial release outcomes. The second Special Emphasis project, An Evaluation of DOC’s Workforce Programs, will expand on the evaluation and outcomes assessment for the Apprenticeship Programs to include all work programs. Outcomes include indicators for success, which will be identified during the program evaluation, and recidivism rates which will be assessed using criminal history records. The third Special Emphasis project, An Analysis of Iowa’s Sex Offender Registry, will expand the special sentence project by including all sex offenders. The updated cohort will allow evaluation for offenders on the registry serving both 10-year and lifetime special sentence, allowing insight into effectiveness and impact of the sex offender registry.