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2021-22 Recommended Expenditures
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By Budget Division 2021-22 Recommended 2020-21 Adopted Variance from 2020-21 Adopted


� Trust Funds Depleting � Adult Trust funds have been depleted in an effort to retain and train existing staff, and to increase staffing to an appropriate level given new mandates, particularly within the pretrial and investigations units. � End of Grants � Several grants (MIOCR, JRI, Proud Parenting) have ended and there have been few new grant opportunities. While Probation is pursuing several grants for the upcoming fiscal year, these funds are not a consistent funding source on which to plan. � Pretrial Increasing in Volume & Costs � SB 10 Bail Reform is on hold pending a referendum in November 2020. Over the past five years, our average daily pretrial population has increased more than 200%, yet our dedicated staffing has only slightly increased. � Electronic Monitoring Costs Increasing � Increasing reliance on electronic monitoring as a component of pretrial monitoring has increased costs. Spending has nearly tripled since 2015-16. � Increasing Access to Services � To improve the fragmented service continuum, Probation plans to continue building provider capacity to support our criminally justice involved population. � Specialty Courts � Specialty courts improve community supervision but are difficult to staff.


� Increasing Short-Term Residential Treatment Placements - Out-of-home placement orders have increased, highlighting the need to increase culturally relevant services, trauma-informed interventions and treatment practices in the community. � Lack of Resource Family Homes - Probation will continue to increase efforts at resource family recruitment as there are no families identified for this challenging to place population. � Increasing Placement Length of Stays � The average length of stay in Juvenile Hall for youth awaiting out of home placement continues to rise, with the average waiting time of 17 days in 2018. JUVENILE HALL The composition of youth in detention has changed as the overall population has dropped. Only youth with the highest risk factors are held in detention. Staff assess individual needs and provide services toward reentry goals that assist in reducing recidivism and increasing public safety. � Facility Deferred Maintenance � In achieving Juvenile Hall goals, the department struggles with recurring and costly maintenance repairs to the 50+ year old facility. � Facility Exercise & Programming Space Needs � Juvenile Hall is challenged to meet the exercise needs of detained youth in the absence of an allweather gymnasium. � Meeting Title 15 Mandates � Title 15 mandates dictate the number, gender and training of staff. Despite the reduction in population, Juvenile Hall is required to keep staffing levels and sustain sufficient staff to meet the individual programming needs of the youth detained.

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