Recidivism Reduction Effort Moves To Judicial Sector

A continued effort to reduce recidivism at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility is moving from community services and jail programming to the judicial sector.  Hood River County Commissioner Karen Joplin says Circuit Court Judge John Olsen is leading a “call to action” to form an ad hoc task force involving judges, district attorneys, defense lawyers, parole and probation departments, and law enforcement to look at incarceration decisions before trial and how long parole and probation violators stay in jail.  She says the goal will be to agree on protocols on how to better use the jail, adding the focus is on non-violent offenders.  Joplin noted the current matrix jail officials use to release inmates during times of overcrowding can be used as a starting point and NORCOR has recently adopted a new screening tool to assist in that process, and one possibility is to create a system where that information is given to a judge before an initial court appearance.

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