CJI Task Groups

Justice System Evaluation and Planning (JSEP) Task Group

Purpose/Scope:

In meetings with consultants, provide input & discuss issues related to our Justice System:
​        Identify and evaluate existing alternatives to incarceration in Blount County
​        Recommend improvements to existing alternatives
​        Identify and evaluate potential new alternatives based on population profile/need, evidence based findings, feasibility, costs, etc.
​        Evaluate feasibility of a Transition Center
​        Justification, purpose, target population, programs, feasibility, funding 
        Provide insight relative each participant's agency or affiliation
​        Consider consultants findings & make recommendations to the Corrections Partnership and the Executive Team  
​        Review & comment on draft reports pertaining to a Transition Center & Alternatives to Incarceration

Transition Center (TC) Task Group

Purpose/Scope:

In meetings with consultants, evaluate the feasibility of a Transition Center for Blount County:
​If feasibility is established, help guide detailed development of a Transition Center...
​        Operational program including staffing plan
​        Architectural program/space requirements, adjacency requirements
​        Design review of Transition Center
​        Conceptual Design options, Schematic Design, Design Development
​        Provide insight into relevant data, including previous studies and reports
        ​Review & comment on draft reports related to Transition Center

Jail Task Group

Purpose/Scope:

In meetings with consultants, provide input & discuss issues related to the existing & renovated/expanded Jail:
​        Inmate population profile & projections
​        Existing Jail building evaluation - problems, limitations, opportunities
​        Jail building Masterplan options
​        How specific improvements/renovations/additions could improve operations and better meet mission, objectives and needs
​        Jail operational & architectural program/space requirements, adjacency requirements
​        Design review of renovated/expanded Jail
​        Conceptual Design options, Schematic Design, Design Development
​        Provide data - previous studies/reports, bookings by category, ADP, LOS, incidents, staffing
​        Consider consultants findings  & make recommendations to Corrections Partnership & Executive Team
​        Review & comment on draft reports related to the Jail

Executive Team

Purpose/Scope:

        Review & consider recommendations & draft reports from consultants and Task Groups
​        Request explanations of recommendations and (when needed) further study
​        Make decisions/approve (as-is or with changes) all matters pertaining to alternatives to incarceration,Transition Center and the Jail
​        Approve documents & drawings