Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
- The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
- Decision points in the system that help control crowding
- Data collection and analysis
- Long and short term strategies to reduce jail population levels
- Identifying and developing systemic strategies to handle special populations
- And learning how to develop a vision for the future and identifying resources.