Court began in 2015 using sentencing as a way to employ navigators to help this population. Now has 2 FT navigators.
How is that freaking possible?
• Dozens of referrals to mental health and substance abuse
• Seven high-utilizers housed within the last year
I think I understand why the numbers are so high: It was a decrease AMONG those 40 ppl, not those 40 ppl's effect on the system as a whole.
• 42% reduction in jail bookings with municipal charges
• $280,000 estimated in cost savings to law enforcement and courts
Warrant clustering adds a step, he says. A prosecutor will review all cases where someone failed to appear.
Reynolds: Maybe the person who gets a first-time failure to appear, that's all that's needed to change behavior.