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Reduce Jail Population & Enhance Public Safety

Focus Area: Resident Well-Being

ID Bureau

Department

Goal: Reduce the number of unserved processes in the warrant repository that meet the criteria to be recalled and disposed by the courts

Goal Description: A criminal process can be issued by a judicial official but may remain unserved because a defendant/respondent cannot be found or may be unavailable for service due to a myriad of factors (illness, incarceration, location, or even death). If and when that person is located or arrested perhaps on another matter, unserved processes may be served on the individual. Unserved/Active processes can be recalled by judicial officials, if they meet certain criteria; thereby reducing the number of charges for which a person is held in custody. This may have influence on bond decisions as well as case processing and disposition, all of which can impact a person’s length of stay in detention.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q1

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Justice Services

Department

Goal: Increase community safety and accountability for those who do harm

Goal Description: Community violence has been defined as deliberate acts intended to cause physical harm against a person or persons in a community. The victims of this violence are numerous and also include those less obvious like bystanders, people are familiar with victims, and people who are living with the anxiety of a potential for violence. The measure for this goal is the public safety rate for intensive supervision caseload.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q1

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Goal: Increase alternative pathways for people to move through the justice system

Goal Description: Often called diversion, alternative pathways provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with supports and services in the community and reduce the use of incarceration. This goal reflects the number of decision points in Buncombe County’s sequential intercept model.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q1

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Contact

Rafael Baptista
Director

Strategy & Innovation Department
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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