MCCD Director Dennis Schrantz to consult on Montana Project
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Dennis Schrantz, Director of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, will help consult on a four-month study that will analyze Montana’s corrections population.
Community programs in Montana are at full capacity, which is is causing pressure in the county jails as incarcerated people wait for a placement in the state system to open up.
Schrantz, with support from Pew Research Center and the National Governors Association, will help investigate the root causes of the increase in Montana’s corrections population. From Radio Station KXLO:
In the coming weeks, Pew, consultant Dennis Schrantz and a team from NGA will analyze comprehensive offender data provided by the department. The team will then come to Montana to get an on-the-ground understanding of how offenders come into and move through Montana’s criminal justice system.
Schrantz, a consultant on the project, is director of the Center for Justice Innovation in Michigan. He has worked in corrections for 35 years and has extensive experience in community corrections, parole systems, risk assessment and offender population management. The team from NGA will be led by Thomas MacLellan, director of NGA’s Center for Best Practices, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division. MacLellan oversees the NGA Center’s work on justice and public safety policy issues.
The Center for Justice Innovation is part of the Michigan Council on Crime and Deliquency’s new efforts to share best practices on a national scale.
Posted by MCCD on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 @ 9:43AM
Categories: Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency