The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that Dane County is one of 20 additional jurisdictions joining the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $100 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Dane County and the other jurisdictions will design and test innovative local justice reforms designed to safely drive down jail usage and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems.
Dane County was chosen following a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from across the country.
You may remember seeing blog posts, Facebook, and Tweets about the CRC. This is a great program the Town of Madison is proud to be part of with our criminal justice partners. I attended a press conference today and recorded the conference from my point of view. I hope you enjoy the video! Note: I didn’t think about turning the body camera on right away so we start a few minutes into the speakers!