Read the entire article here: https://gcn.com/articles/2018/03/07/ojbc-interoperable-justice-data.aspx
On March 5th OJBC leadership, including representatives from Adams County, Colorado and Pima County, Arizona, presented about Building and Supporting Cross-System Data Sharing at the 2018 NACo Legislative Conference in Washington DC. The session focused on established practices and lessons-learned for cross-agency information sharing, at the County level - with a specific focus on collecting and analyzing Jail, Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Data. For more information about this session or the accomplishments of Adams County or Pima County, please contact us!.
Around 2 million people with severe mental illnesses are booked into jails in the U.S. each year—accounting for nearly 20% of all male and 30% of all female inmates. The corrections officials who run our nation’s jails and the public health officials who oversee the delivery of behavioral health services in counties and states have a unique challenge in managing this inmate population. Because many of these severely mentally ill individuals continuously cycle through the criminal justice and community behavioral health systems, local governments must develop response strategies that are supported by improved information sharing and quantitative analysis between these distinct systems. Click here to learn how the Counties of Pima, Arizona, and Adams, Colorado, through the Open Justice Broker Consortium, implemented a data analytics framework that joins jail custody and behavioral health treatment history data, which offer invaluable insights to the jail inmate population.
Hawaii County—the largest county in the State of Hawaii—encompasses the “Big Island” of Hawaii and has an estimated population of close to 200,000 residents. Click here to learn how the County’s Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, through the Open Justice Broker Consortium, uses functionality offered by open source software to keep track of felony defendants and safeguard public safety.