You are a management analyst that is tasked with writing the drug court section for the annual report. In this section, you will discuss the issues that were identified and the goals and implementation strategies needed to address the problem. Please use scholarly research on evidence-based practices in drug court research to justify your implementation strategies. Also, please discuss the grant award that was received and outline how the additional funding enhanced the intervention. In addition, you are to discuss evaluation strategies to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. In addition, please evaluate what goals have been met and what issues still need to be addressed. References: 5-7 Page length 10 full pages
For this week, you met the objectives for the assignment. I do want to recommend some things to consider to fine tune your writing as we progress into the final assignments. These are some common issues that students face by this week and are worth discussing now in preparation for your remaining assignments.
Sources – Geographical Awareness: With later assignments in the course, you will have to be specific as to a chosen jurisdiction/location of your choosing or use the location provided in the instructions. Be sure your chosen resources match and apply since citing a source that discusses problems when in a specific urban location such as Chicago or San Francisco when you are describing a rural location (or vice-versa) would be inconsistent and incorrect. Always ask yourself with a source (what areas are they studying and where as a location).
Focus More on Budget Costs – As we progress into the end of this course, your suggestions and idea will need to be backed up by a budget or put another way – you need to explain what you approach will cost. So for example you wrote:
“Funding will defiantly be needed to help allocate resources. The funding will be needed to assist those who cannot afford to pay for treatment, places to live or transportation to their appointments. Additional staff will be needed to help monitor participants in the treatment centers.”
…That’s a broad statement and for later assignments, your job will be to explain how to apply and use funding. I want you to start considering how much the costs would be for your proposals and to focus more of your research later on figuring out what those costs would be how you would prioritize if you had a budget of 2 million to 5 million to get all of these goals accomplished.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Final Grade: 19/20
Develop an Action Plan
CJ 7104: Strategic Planning and Implementation in Criminal Justice
Develop an Implementation Strategy
High rate of probationers who never report to their assigned drug court probation officer.
Goal 1: Develop court statewide standards applicable to all probationers.
Task 1: State representatives will get together via zoom. A representative from each state must be present.
Task 2: Develop a court statewide plan that will reduce or eliminate the high rate of probationers who do not report to their drug court probation officer.
Task 3: Implement in the plan a way for probationers to be involved in the supervision process.
High rearrests rate while in treatment.
Goal 2: Identify why the rearrest rates are high while probations are in treatment.
Task 1: Implement a plan that will reduce or eliminate the high rearrest rates while the criminals are on probation.
Task 2: Ensure data systems are in place to guarantee each probationer is sticking to the treatment plan.
Task 3: Collaborate with the treatment staff to track and make known all issues that the probationers have during treatment.
Continuance of illegal drug use while in the program.
Goal 3: Thoroughly train and educate staff to do checks of probationers while in the program.
Task 1: Collaborate with the treatment staff to ensure each probationer is randomly checked and monitored every few days for drugs.
Task 2: Ensure that all probationers are being educated on the short- and long-term effects of the use of illicit drugs.
Task 3: Ensure all probationers are aware of the consequences that will be enforced each time they are caught using any type of drugs while in the program.
Participants do not take full advantage of residential treatment in the community.
Goal 4: Identify why participants are not taking full advantage of residential treatments in the community
Task 1: Ensure fliers are posted and updated in all probation offices as well as other community locations.
Task 2: Ensure that residential treatments centers are available to all participants even those who do not live in that community.
Task 3: Have open house at different residential treatment centers so that the participants get to tour the residential centers.
All Tasks in the above goals will be completed within a three-month time frame. Completing tasks on time is essential to the plan being beneficial to those in need (Kirchner et. al., 2017). Per the National Drug Court Institute (2003), probationers will be impacted by many of the tasks above as they know the consequences of a failed drug test. Probationers are also affected in the sense that they will know what resources are available for them such as the treatment centers. The courts will be also be impacted as there will either be more court cases for violations or less cases as probationers learn and use, he services available to them. Probation officers will be affected as they will either have more or less cases depending on the outcome of the strategies listed above. Team members and staff will be affected in several ways. They may be confused about the changes and the impact it may have on their job.
Some changes will take place such as random testing of drugs, stricter consequences for violations while on probation or in the treatment centers. A tremendous change will be helping those get off illicit drugs and live a clean live. No longer being dependent of the drugs. The community will see a change the crime rate will reduce and there will be less people walking the streets that are on drugs.
Funding will defiantly be needed to help allocate resources. The funding will be needed to assist those who cannot afford to pay for treatment, places to live or transportation to their appointments. Additional staff will be needed to help monitor participants in the treatment centers.
Aubrey Fox and Robert V. Wolf, How States are Mainstreaming the Drug Court Model, The Future of Drug Courts, 2004.
Courts, S. (2012). 2013-2017 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR NEBRASKA PROBLEM-SOLVING COURTS.
Courts, A. V. S. D. Mission.
Kirchner, J. E., Waltz, T. J., Powell, B. J., Smith, J. L., & Proctor, E. K. (2017). Implementation strategies. Dissemination and implementation research in health: translating science to practice, 2, 245-266.
National Drug Court Institute (US). (2003). Juvenile drug courts: Strategies in practice. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Develop a Budget
CJ 7104: Strategic Planning and Implementation in Criminal Justice
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) has awarded your drug court program a two-million-dollar grant to be utilized over the next five years. Pre Hy (1984) planning is more than gathering income and use gauges. It is a financial cycle by which law implementation authorities select destinations and plan approaches to accomplish those targets (Hy, 1984). A spending plan, as such, is an efficient arrangement which shows where the cash will come from, how much will be spent, and what it will be spent for. A financial plan is a monetary arrangement for a given timeframe.
There are multiple areas in which the funding will be utilized:
· Additional probation officer will be hired to lessen the caseloads.
· Additional staff for the treatments centers to help with the participants.
· The training of new staff and probation officers.
· Education (educating the participants about drug usage)
· Bills (light, gas, etc. to keep the treatment centers open)
Hy, R. J. (1984). An Overview of Budgeting Formats. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 8(1-2), 101-111. doi:10.1080/01924036.1984.9688789
Five Year Budget
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