Offenders don't stay in one place.
Why should their cases?




Funding purposes:

Providing funding for technology, equipment, and training to assist prosecutors in identifying and expediting the prosecution of violent juvenile offenders. A full featured case management, detention population management application provides more information to prosecutors to make better decisions concerning the prosecution of violent juvenile offenders. With an integrated case management information system, prosecutors have access to information tracked by probation departments and detention centers concerning criminal history of each offender, programs participated in, the types of custody arrangements previously tried with each offender, and in general their compliance with court ordered probation conditions. Communication between the entities that work with juvenile offenders can be further enhanced through the use of automated email notification based upon specified events. A sophisticated integrated information management system should provide the ability to set events such as the issuance of warrants for detention on juvenile offenders. Such an event would subsequently trigger an automatic email to local law enforcement officers or school resource officers. The sooner notified, the sooner law enforcement can take action and thereby expediting prosecution of offenders.

Providing funding to enable juvenile courts and juvenile probation offices to be more effective and efficient in holding juvenile offenders accountable and reducing recidivism. Utilizing an automated integrated case management system, probation officers will be equipped with better information to make better decisions with offenders he/she supervises. As offenders are monitored on probation many events can be recorded concerning their compliance with court orders. Each offender’s compliance, or the lack there of, can be more readily ascertained with the use of an automated case management information system. The JCMS application has the ability to create templates and populate information in a document (i.e., court report) with information contained in a database thereby, expediting the composition of documents. This not only saves each officer time, but also creates more consistent and complete documentation as a result of the information being recorded in the system. Hand held computers that integrate with a probation case management information system provide the freedom to probation officers to manage their cases whenever and wherever they happen to be. Identification is enhanced through the use of a Case Management System. Persons working with a Case Management information system would have ready access to images, demographics, address (current and historic), etc. An integrated system can provide information sharing between the entities that work with youth in the community: school districts, law enforcement, prosecutors, treatment providers, etc. When the persons who work with youth in the community all have the ability to share information, each of the parties are more informed.

Establishing and maintaining interagency information-sharing programs that enable the juvenile and criminal justice systems, schools, and social services agencies to make more informed decisions regarding the early identification, control, supervision, and treatment of juveniles who repeatedly commit serious delinquent or criminal acts. Enhance interagency information-sharing between probation, detention, the police departments, and the schools in the community enables these agencies to make more informed decisions regarding early identification, control, supervision, and treatment of juveniles who repeatedly commit serious delinquent or criminal acts. This will be accomplished through the purchase of juvenile justice case management software. This software includes a school interface that allows the probation department to provide the school resource officers with information deemed appropriate to share and allows the schools to provide the probation department with information on the juvenile’s behavior and progress in the school setting.