Research and Analysis

Criminal Justice System Assessment


Jackson County, MO

Amounts and Funding Sources



Under contract with HDR, Inc. and working in close partnership with Urban Institute, FTW conducted a high-level review and analysis of the Jackson County criminal justice system to identify system drivers affecting jail use; conducted a comprehensive jail population analysis to understand per capita rates of incarceration, lengths of stay and referring arrestable charges for people held pre-trial and post-conviction, and other pertinent data to illuminate opportunities to reduce both bookings and average daily jailed population; developed more than two-dozen specific recommendations to improve the justice system and reduce arrest and incarceration; and served as principal author of the final report.

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