Priority Projects

Current Priority Projects 

In November of 2014, the CJAB established five priorities for 2015:

  • Establishing a reentry management organization (RMO)
  • Prevention of juvenile crime
  • Pre-trial services
  • Problem-solving courts
  • Trauma-informed care

At the retreat, the first four priorities, which have been carried over from previous years, were reviewed in detail, with an eye to keeping forward momentum rolling. These priorities have existing Committees in place to guide work. The last priority is new and is rooted in a goal to realign system-wide services with principles of trauma-informed care and risk assessment. Work continues on all five priorities, and more information is available on the Accomplishments page.

Ongoing Projects 

These projects have emerged from priorities chosen in previous years; however, work is still ongoing.

  • Treatment/Diversionary Court Support
  • DUI Treatment Court Administrator position
  • Public Defender and Adult Probation staff additions
  • Case flow improvements for DUI cases
  • Cost-benefit evaluation of DUI Court
  • Implementation and evaluation of Target 25 (supervised bail) program
  • Criminal Justice Planner position

Completed Projects

  • Formation of the Grant Team
  • Adoption of a risk-and-needs assessment tool in Probation Services
  • Technology improvements for Clerk of Courts
  • Treatment/Diversionary Court Support
  • Inpatient/outpatient treatment for Drug Court
  • Inpatient/outpatient treatment for Reentry Court
  • Development of KPI project for Adult Probation joint with PCCD
  • JNET administration
  • Administration of residential substance abuse treatment funds
  • Technology Infrastructure and Solutions
  • District Justice technological improvements
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Records management system
  • Servers
  • Children and Youth
  • Servers
  • Redundant (disaster) server
  • Specialty Court laptops
  • Dept. of Emergency Services & police laptops
  • York County pictometry
  • Ancillary Services for Ongoing Criminal Justice Operations
  • Youth Development Center security cameras
  • Tasers for Probation
  • Special Studies
  • National Center for State Courts Jury Study
  • National Center for State Courts Clerk of Courts Study
  • Missing Child Task Force
  • Business continuity – continuity of operations
  • Mental Health Housing Study

Past Priorities

2013 – December

  • Re-entry
  • Juvenile crime prevention
  • Pre-trial services
  • Gun and gang violence
  • Problem-solving courts

2013 – May Mini-Retreat

  • Gun and gang violence
  • Drugs
  • Treatment court expansion
  • Formation of a grant team
  • Expediting cases through the court system

2011 & 2012

Priorities identified in 2011, and applicable to 2012, were:

  • Hiring and on-boarding of the Criminal Justice Planner
  • Expansion of treatment courts
  • Courts & block scheduling
  • Expanding the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) project
  • Collaboration and more informed planning and decision-making

2009 & 2010

Priorities identified in 2009, and applicable to 2010, were:

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creation of a grants department
  • DUI Court implementation
  • Block scheduling
  • Follow-up to Mental Health Housing Study recommendations


Priorities identified in 2008 were:

  • Strategic planning/grant administration
  • Re-entry
  • Defining CJAB roles and policies
  • Diversity of population
  • Addressing decrease in funding and maintaining current program
  • Technology upgrades
  • Expectation that agencies can fix cultural problems


Priorities identified in 2007 were:

  • Business continuity plan
  • Youth Development Center expansion
  • District Justice technology upgrades
  • Grant administrator position
  • Probation positions
  • Gant analyst/detective position
  • Gunshot detection system – York City Police Department


Priorities identified in 2006 were:

  • Formation of a gang task force
  • Juvenile mandates
  • District Justice network connectivity
  • Study of mental health and housing needs for the justice-involved
  • Workflow study for the Clerk of Courts Office
  • Treatment/drug and alcohol detox center