Across the country, revocations from community supervision drive between one and three of every four admissions to state prisons. Despite the financial and human cost, however, statewide supervision agencies struggle to adopt comprehensive, sustainable, and safe strategies to reduce revocations. Through its work with more than 30 states, the CSG Justice Center has seen firsthand that analytic capacity is a significant hurdle preventing statewide supervision agencies from identifying the drivers of revocations and effectively crafting and deploying strategies to reduce revocation admissions to prison.
This lack of analytic sophistication means that supervision data is often unanalyzed, decoupled from decision-making, and/or outdated by the time it reaches decision-makers. As a result, data is not consistently used in most states to inform policy or practice or assess impacts at the state, district, and caseload levels.
The CSG Justice Center seeks a highly skilled technology partner to assist in realizing an automated, open-source analysis platform to help states gain the real-time analytic capacity needed to reduce revocation admissions to prison by ingesting criminal justice data from existing data systems, connecting siloed information, and automatically calculating revocation and other recidivism metrics.
Interested parties are invited to submit proposals that use technology tools and platforms to help states increase and maintain analytic capacity and better track and reduce recidivism. To apply, please review the full Request for Proposals and download the accompanying budget template linked within it. Please note the budget template will download automatically when clicking the link.
Applications are due by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Funding for this proposal is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as part the federal Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) under Grant No. 2015-ZB-BX-K001. BJA is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. To learn more about the Bureau of Justice Assistance, please visit bja.gov.