Criminal Justice Planning provides planning, research and evaluation, and analytical services for justice agencies in Jefferson County. The unit analyzes data from multiple sources to promote the highest quality of justice within available resources. Using statistical methods, computer programming, and Geographic Information System (GIS), the planning unit conducts primary and secondary research, data analytics, task automation, geospatial analysis and cartographic production.
Products from this work inform policy and decision makers on current system status, data trends, cost saving measures, and improvement opportunities. The Jail use plan, court date notification, mental health intercept model, and community service for municipal courts are examples of planning projects.