- Bookings, individuals booked, and charges all fell roughly 50%;
- General Sessions court cases, rather than municipal and magistrate cases, are now the most frequent reason for jail use;
- Law enforcement’s use of diversion and deflection options within the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center grew significantly;
- Pretrial outcome analysis demonstrated most defendants release at some point in the pretrial period and when they do:
- Most stay out of trouble; new arrest rates remain low.
- Pretrial service reports do a good job of predicting risk of pretrial failure.
- Financial bond releases have more new arrests than releases on personal recognizance.
- New arrests happen more often than appearance violations and new arrests happen most often in the first six months of release.
- Releases that have a new arrest often have more than one in the pretrial period.
- Early case processing efficiencies such as assignment of defense counsel and prosecution as well as the transfer of evidence improved; however, time to disposition remains longer than desired.
- While the number of familiar faces cycling through the jail has reduced, more needs to be done to focus resources on those that most need them to stay out of trouble, arrive at court, and limit returns to jail.
- A comprehensive community engagement strategy in 2019 gathered feedback from over 1,000 community members, identifying community priorities for use in development of the CJCC’s next strategic plan.
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