Justice Planning (JP) is committed to finding and developing, supporting, and implementing criminal justice policies and practices that are evidence-based to make efficient use of public resources. To achieve this goal, JP conducts research using a variety of data sources to answer practical, timely questions about crime and the criminal justice system in Travis County.
Examples of research topics that JP has undertaken include:
- Cost-benefit analyses of the Mental Health Public Defender's Office, Office of Child Representation, and Office of Parental Representation;
- Drivers of the Travis County jail population;
- Prostitution arrests in Travis County;
- The potential impact of permanent supporting housing (PSH) on the criminal justice involvement of chronically homeless individuals in Austin.
- Commitment to Change, FY 07-14
- Commitment to Change and Inside Out Travis County, FY12-14and Inside Out Travis County, FY12-14
- Inside Out Travis County, FY 12-14
- Mental Health Public Defender Office
- Workforce Development, FY 13-15
- Sobriety Center Implementation Report
- Bureau of Justice Assistance Justice And Mental Health Collaborative Program - Strategic Report
- Justice System Profile - FY2014
- Mental Health Public Defender Cost Benefit Analysis, Part 1
- Office of Child Representation Cost Benefit Analysis
- Office of Parental Representation Cost Benefit Analysis
- Public Intoxication Spatial Analysis
- NEW! Justice Planning Visionary Newsletter
Instructions for Requesting Data from JP
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of obtaining data through the Justice Planning Department, please complete our Data Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.