Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LBB criminal justice data team to host policy forums

Grits neglected to post a recent notice (pdf) from the Texas Legislative Budget Board's criminal justice data team about a series of upcoming forums about criminal justice data, law and policy, but TCJC's email alert today reminds me that the first one is coming right up:
Don't miss out on Criminal Justice Forums, held the first Friday of each month, beginning on October 7th. The forums will be hosted by the Criminal Justice Data Analysis Team of the Legislative Budget Board, and they will present various reports on criminal and juvenile justice issues.

Location:   Robert E. Johnson Conference Center
                 1501 N. Congress
                 Austin, TX 78701

Time:         1:30-3:00 PM

Price:         Free

Questions: Contact 
  Or call Michele Connolly or Ed Sinclair at (512) 463-1200

Below are the first 2 (of 7) events. We will inform you about future forums in our upcoming e-alerts.

(1)  Overview of the LBB and Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project - October 7th

Presenters: Michele Connolly, Ed Sinclair

An overview of the Legislative Budget Board and the Criminal Justice Data Analysis team will be provided at the beginning of the first Criminal Justice Forum. Additionally, a brief overview of the Criminal Justice Forum's format will be discussed.

The Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project (ARYSP) is a research project aimed at improving service delivery to youth at-risk of juvenile delinquency in Texas. The ARYSP employed a hybrid quantitative/qualitative research method to better understand the delivery of services to at-risk youth in Texas and provide legislative recommendations to the 82nd Texas Legislature (2011). This forum will explore the background of the ARYSP, its findings, related legislative outcomes, and the next phase of the project.

Click here to read the report on ARYSP.

(2)  Uniform Cost Report - November 4th

Presenter: Laurie Molina

The Uniform Cost Report is an ongoing publication detailing cost-per-day figures for adult and juvenile correctional populations. This forum will provide audiences with insight regarding the many factors involved in determining cost figures for various populations. The forum will also explore methodologies, findings, and historical trends.

Click here to read the Uniform Cost Report.
See this flier (pdf) from LBB for more information about these and other planned criminal justice forums in the future.


Anonymous said...


Thank you for posting this. I hope you are able to make it to the forums.

Michele Connolly

Gritsforbreakfast said...

You bet, Michele. I meant to do it earlier and just got sidetracked. I'm looking forward to them. Good for you for the welcome homage to transparency.

Thomas R. Griffith said...

Hey Grits, do you know if the LBB Team has any plans to tape them?

In addition to any planned updates on the forums, it would be nice to have the entire series recorded & posted on the GFB Blog Casts.