Judiciary Committee February 10th MeetingANNUAL CJPPD REPORT AND PRESENTATION
The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committeeinvited the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division (CJPPD) within the Office of Policy and Management to make a report and presentation pursuant to Section 4-68p.
The report and presentation are being given on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until noon at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut and televised on CT-N. Members of the Appropriations Committee will be invited as well.
|I. INVITED SPEAKER|
Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
Office of Policy and Management
Opening Statement & Summary - Mike Lawlor
Sec. 4-68p. Report and presentation. Not later than February fifteenth of each year, the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a, and make a presentation to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to criminal justice and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies concerning its activities and recommendations under section 4-68m and specifying the actions necessary to promote an effective and cohesive criminal justice system. The report shall estimate the amount of savings inuring to the benefit of the state on account of the actual prison population being less than projected prior to the adoption of prison overcrowding reduction policies and make recommendations as to the manner in which a portion of such cost savings may be reinvested in community-based services and programs and community supervision by probation and parole officers in order to maintain that reduction in projected prison population. Beginning with the report to be submitted and the presentation to be made not later than February 15, 2008, the division shall include an assessment of the status of the development and implementation of the reentry strategy under section 18-81w.
|II. UPDATES BY SUBJECT AREA|
National Crime Victimization Survey
National Arrest Statistics
Research and Data Improvement Projects
The high level goals are 1) to make better information more accessible, 2) to improve efficiencies and integrity of the data, and 3) to continue to support data driven policy making.
There have been many accomplishments this year in making better information more accessible:
Another Data Dashboard project currently under development and in the testing phase with partners from the Judicial Branch to show the daily counts for "Total New Cases" in all courts for felony and misdemeanors processed by Judicial. It should be available within the next few months.
The projects listed above you can see, but we continue to work with our Criminal Justice partners on the data and records being collected and how the underlying systems and business processes capture some of our most critical information needs.