First Judicial District 5-Year Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2017 through Fiscal Year 2022


Priorities, Goals, & Desired Outcomes


Strategic Priority #1: Identify and focus resources toward individuals most likely to reoffend.


Strategic Goals:

·         Continuously review data and make evidenced based decisions.

·         Complete thorough investigations and provide to the court prior to sentencing.

·         Support sentencing options that provide individuals an opportunity to change while prioritizing safety to the community.

·         Assess all individuals placed under supervision to make informed decisions for supervision levels and programming needs. 

·         Deploy techniques that enhance offenders’ motivation and capabilities to complete treatment successfully.

·         Work with the institutions to effectively transition offenders returning to the community.


Strategic Priority #2: Focus on evidence based and research-informed practices for improved offender success.


Strategic Goals:

·         Invest in program models that reduce recidivism.

·         Support supervision and treatment opportunities for mentally ill offenders.

·         Use cognitive behavioral and social learning models.

·         Continuously review and evaluate offender program effectiveness.

·         Expand continuous quality improvement processes.

·         Measure process, practice, and outcomes.

·         Monitor the quality and performance of implemented program models to ensure recidivism reduction outcomes.

·         Expand collaboration with other agencies, organizations, and community partners to better utilize resources and improve outcomes.


Strategic Priority #3: Funding and budget focused toward staff resources, training, and equipment to carry out the agency mission at the highest level.


Strategic Goals:

·         Improve supervision success rates by providing staffing sufficient to offenders risk and needs. 

·         Increase the use of “banked” caseloads for lower risk offenders allowing manageable workloads for high risk caseloads.

·         Increase residential officer positions to improve accountability and compliance monitoring.

·         Adequately staff secretarial, cook, and maintenance positions.

·         Allocate and restructure management staff to improve ability to effectively train, support, and provide guidance to staff districtwide.


Desired Outcomes:

·         Evidenced based decisions supporting long-term public safety.

·         Adequate fiscal support to carry out the agency mission at the highest level.

·         Responsible use of taxpayer dollars- offenders will be effectively monitored for compliance and accountability while being provided opportunities for successful supervision.

·         Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement.

Ø  Will have regularly scheduled training and booster opportunities.

Ø  Case managers will be proficient in the use of assessment instruments.

Ø  Offenders will be supervised at an appropriate level.

Ø  Offenders will be referred appropriately to interventions, internal as well as external, to effectively address their needs.