Reducing Jail Populations: Jail Data Initiative Demonstration

December 5, 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 pm Eastern Time

When determining local jail population drivers, counties may choose to look at neighboring counties’ data or others within their state and/or nationally as comparisons. The Jail Data Initiative (JDI) at New York University, in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, is gathering data on jail populations around the country. Using online data rosters from roughly a third of the jails in the United States, the project analyzes daily populations, lengths of stay, charge and demographic profiles of people incarcerated, admissions, release statistics and more. The tool can also help communities identify racial and ethnic disparities in the local criminal legal system. Join this webinar for a demonstration of the JDI platform and learn how your county can use the platform to inform local justice decisions.  

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The Implications of the Inflation Reduction Act on Medicare Drug Strategies

December 7, 2022 - November 7, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Following the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), counties now have an opportunity to rethink how they provide prescription drug benefits for Medicare-eligible retirees.  

  • The practical and strategic implications of the IRA’s changes to Medicare Part D
  • The impact of the financing changes on plan design and funding, including:
  • Steps you should take now to address the IRA and questions for your actuary

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FFI Data-Sharing Technology for Behavioral Health and Justice Learning Series: IBM

December 8, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

Join NACo and the Familiar Faces Initiative (FFI) for a series of webinars highlighting new technologies that share and integrate data across local behavioral health, health and justice systems. Cross-system data-sharing enables jurisdictions to identify their familiar faces—residents who are cycling through jail, emergency departments, homeless shelters or other crisis services at a high frequency—and better coordinate care to improve outcomes for the highest-needs residents.

Government agencies are hindered by more than just a lack of resources: Legacy systems and agency silos impede information sharing and coordinating services between departments. When an individual needs government service, going to one program or service office usually doesn't address all their needs. Join Government Technology, the Sonoma County Director of Innovation, and the Harris County Executive Director of Public Health to learn how governments can bring human touch and technology together to move the needle for positive constituent impact.

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IN WHOLE-OF-STATE CYBERSECURITY, COUNTIES ARE NOT ONLY ONE PIECE OF THE PIE

December 12, 2022

Whole of State Cybersecurity is a collaborative effort between State Government, Local Municipalities (Cities/Counties), and Education (K12/Higher Ed) to protect the citizens, individual municipalities, and the state, as a whole, from cybersecurity events.  Pillars of Whole of State include,

  • Information Sharing
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Proactive Cyber Protection
  • Workforce Development
  • Policy/Funding

Critical factors of success include governance, strategic plans, execution plans, and continuous validation.  Having this framework is critical for every jurisdiction, as each handle their own cybersecurity with its own resources, but with varying levels of success. Differences in budgets, staffing, tooling, and so on can be determining factors in how successful a party is in fending off an attack. Given that a state’s different government entities are facing an expanding landscape of common threats, it makes sense for them to pool resources, share information, and work together to strengthen their digital defense.

Join this panel discussion with Tanium and Najavo County to learn more about how this Whole of State approach is being adopted regionally and nationally; and learn how to get started in your county.   

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A STRONG RECORDS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY – A FIRESIDE CHAT

December 14, 2022

As we near the start of a new year, many of us are already thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. What if one of your resolutions was better records management?

Government agencies continue to collaborate across numerous devices. But not all records management systems are equipped for the volume of communications data being created daily. Today’s enhanced communication methods must be met with a modernized approach to records management.

Tune in for our fireside chat, where we'll discuss the importance of a strong records management strategy and the latest technologies helping public agencies monitor mobile communications effectively.

Our expert panelists will discuss:

  • Records management strategy: Discover the importance of maintaining a complete and accurate record for modern communications
  • Mobile readiness: Get best practices for capturing mobile data across all device types, regardless of ownership
  • Evolving policy trends: Learn how your agency can adapt to the digital transformation of the public sector

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Exploring Digital Transformation as a Key Driver to Modernizing Voting Infrastructure

January 4, 2023

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Digital transformation represents a wealth of potential for governments to change how they create value for society and modernize for the future. Taking a project from ideation to reality requires not only leadership and vision, but dedication and resources. This webinar will focus on the transferable elements of a secure digital transformation strategy that can be applied across a wide range of use cases. We’ll explore a digital transformation initiative in depth as applied to elections critical infrastructure, and how LA County reimagined their voting processes through human-centric design principles.

Visit the event page for more information. Questions? Contact Rita Reynolds at rreynolds@naco.org

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Reducing Jail Populations: Decreasing Pretrial Length of Stay by Improving Court Proceedings and Pre

January 5, 2023

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Reducing length of stay during the pretrial period will decrease jail populations and allow people to return to the community more quickly to assist with their defense and continue working, attending school, caring for their families and other obligations. Counties can reduce length of stay by shortening case processing times and creating alternatives to pretrial detention. 

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Reducing Jail Populations: Revisiting Technical Violations of Community Supervision to Decrease Jail

February 2, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Reducing the number of people in jail for technical violations can help decrease jail populations and improve outcomes and compliance with supervision conditions. Counties can reduce this kind of incarceration by reducing case processing times and implementing specialized caseloads. 

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Reducing Jail Populations: Decreasing Bookings and/or Arrests through Diversion, Citations and Warra

March 2, 2023

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Reducing the number of people arrested and booked into jails for low-level offenses and misdemeanors through diversion and citations, as well as outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court or not paying fines and fees, can help decrease jail populations by reserving detention beds for people who are a risk to public safety or a serious flight risk. This can also improve outcomes for individuals by keeping them connected to their communities.

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Reducing Jail Populations: Lowering Recidivism through Jail- & Community-Based Treatment & Services

April 6, 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Reducing recidivism through effective jail- and community-based services can decrease jail admissions and populations and improve outcomes for people with criminal histories. 

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