Sacramento (November 16, 2020) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections is asking for public and stakeholder input to help inform planned modifications to the Jail Profile Survey that would add information about late-night releases from county jails.
A Zoom listening session will be held on Thursday, December 3 beginning at 4 p.m. and ending when all public comments have been heard. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. December 11 and may be submitted to JPS@bscc.ca.gov
For more information about this planned addition to the JPS and for a link to the Zoom meeting, please click here.
The JPS originally was designed to provide counties a means of tracking changes in their jail populations to predict program and facility needs. It also has informed stakeholders, researchers, policymakers, and other interested parties about local detention populations.
Because policymakers and others have expressed concern about limited services available after-hours, the BSCC is proposing to collect data about the time of day people are released from facilities.
The BSCC is seeking to include new JPS data that are useful and meaningful to researchers and stakeholders, but that also are accessible to the jail managers who already report a wide range of information.
The BSCC will use the public input to guide its efforts to collect the new late-night release information in a way that will be useful and efficient.
Collection of these additional data points is unrelated to a future planned update of the JPS system.
For more information about the public comment period and listening session please contact Kasey Warmuth, Chief of Research, at Kasey.Warmuth@BSCC.CA.GOV