2013 Annual Report Justice Assistance Thursday, September 12, 2013
General Administration: Infrastructure • Annual review of Management Information System (MIS) led to grant from the June Rockwell Levy Foundation to support upgrades in software and hardware. • Completed office upgrades which included new carpeting, workstations and a redesign of case managers’ workspace so as to ensure client privacy.
General Administration: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE analysis • Outcome analysis of domestic violence cases within the District Court has led to funding from the Rhode Island Justice Commission to continue conducting this analysis. • Following this analysis, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General has led three training sessions for city and town solicitors on the proper method of prosecuting domestic violence cases.
‘Justice Assistance News’ contact list continues to be constantly revised and updated. • The redesigned and enhanced version of the organization’s webpage (www.justiceassistance.org.) was completed in August 2013 with greater cross-pollination by means of social media. General Administration: Media
Continued to provide technical assistance to the Rhode Island Victim Assistance Portal and, along with the Office of the Attorney General, managed external use access. • Continued to work in partnership with the state court administration to access user end information to include previously restricted client data. General Administration: victims’ rights
The organization remains highlighted as a link on the state court’s webpage. • The organization continues to be represented on the Rhode Island Justice Commission. • The organization continues to be represented on the Legislative Batterers Intervention Standards Oversight Commission. General Administration: state representation
69% of all restitution referrals paid in full the amount ordered by the court, 22% were current with their payments and 9% were referred back to the court as delinquent. • 84% of all community service referrals fully completed their court ordered requirement, 15% were current with their obligation and 1% were referred back to court as delinquent. General Administration: restitution and community service
82% of all domestic violence referrals successfully completed their batterers intervention program. • Mental health referrals increased by 2 clients, or 2% in FY2013. • Substance abuse counseling referrals increased by 14 clients, or 7% in FY2013. General Administration: referrals
In-house quality assurance and error-free evaluation process enters its 3rd year – salary adjustments remain secondary to improved performance. General Administration: quality assurance
Authorization for Justice Assistance to collect restitution currently in transition due to the court’s recent change within the Contractors’ Board offenses to a civil sanction. • Authorization for Justice Assistance to collect restitution of ‘Failure to Pay Wages’ cases also currently in transition due to the court’s recent change within the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offenses to a civil sanction. General Administration: annual program impact issues
Justice Assistance anticipates striking reduction in community service referrals as a result of the amendment to Rhode Island General Assembly Section 21-28-4.01, which changed the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana from a criminal to a civil offense. The amendment went into effect in April 2013. General Administration: legislative impact issues
Stayed sentences are now prohibited under Supreme Court Decision No. 2011-263-C.A. (1/91-385A), meaning that non-compliant clients are directly converted to probation. The organization can expect to see an increase in the number of non-positive program outcomes. General Administration: legislative impact issues (CONT.)
Personnel • Improved wages for all professional and support staff for the tenthconsecutive year. • Organization continued to provide health care benefits without requiring an employee co-pay.
Salaries exceed comparable state private sector positions by 20% and reached 95% of comparable Rhode Island public sector positions (Source: Non-Profit Management Survey, 2013). • Development staff continues to manage and monitor our direct mail annual fund campaign for optimal cost-benefit efficiencies. FISCAL
Banking/Bookkeeping user fee income increased by 3%. • Rental income decreased by 2%. Fiscal
Fiscal (cont.) • Non-program income decreased by 15%. • Management and consulting fee contracts decreased by 54%. • Organization eliminated all external debt.
Government support grew by 6% totaling 60% of the overall operating budget – 5% federal and 55% state. • Client fee collection increased by 3% - transactions decreased by 2%. • Special event fundraising increased by 26%. Fiscal (Cont.)
Held initial and very successful fundraiser for the William G. Brody Fund, which was designed to provide financial assistance for indigent clients to receive domestic violence counseling. New Initiative: william g. brody fund
New initiative: OCA-ACA pilot project • Initiated OCA-ACA (Office of Community Alternatives-Affordable Care Act) Pilot Project, in conjunction with the Brown University Alpert School of Medicine and Roger Williams Law School, in an attempt to reduce recidivism rates by matching offenders with health and other social services. • Received $200,000 grant from Rhode Island General Assembly to test this model for offenders as a pre-trial condition.
Instituted computer triage and motivational interviewing program, in conjunction with researchers at Brown Alpert School of Medicine and Roger Williams Law School, for usage in the OCA-ACA project. New Initiative: computer triage program
7,327 clients received program services in FY2013. • 1,601 were new court-based enrollments. Program Status Summary
$159,141 in restitution was collected in FY2013 – an increase of 9.2%. • Restitution referrals increased by 46 clients, or 8.6% in FY2013. • The average restitution ordered per client totaled $273, the same as in FY2012. Program Status Summary Restitution Collection
12,339 community service hours were ordered in FY2013 – an increase of 9.3%. • Community service referrals increased by 36 clients, or 9.3% in FY2013. • The average community service hours ordered per client totaled 25 hours, the same as in FY2012. Program Status Summary Community Service
326 domestic assault related offenses resulted in referrals to specialized counseling, an increase of 40 clients, or 8.8% in FY2013. • 267 clients, or 82%, of all referrals successfully completed or are on target to complete their court ordered batterers’ intervention requirement. Program Status Summary Domestic Violence
218 clients who committed controlled substance related offenses were referred to treatment, an increase of 14 clients or 7%. Program Status SummarySubstance Abuse Counseling
85 clients were referred to mental health counseling services. Program Status Summary Mental Health
770clients submitted victim impact/statement of loss forms. • 804 clients were provided with specialized services. Program Status SummaryVictim Services
364 clients were referred to other agencies for specialized services. • 1,267 clients were notified of their case status in FY2013. • 732 clients were provided follow-up services and justice system orientation. Program Status Summary Other Services
JUSTICE ASSISTANCE District Court Referrals FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 1,548 • FY2010: 1,258 • FY2011: 1,600 • FY2012: 1,748 • FY2013: 1,601
JUSTICE ASSISTANCERestitution Claims FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 283 • FY2010: 555 • FY2011: 481 • FY2012: 537 • FY2013: 583
JUSTICE ASSISTANCERestitution Collection FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: $137,568 • FY2010: $140,089 • FY2011: $128,233 • FY2012: $146,451 • FY2013: $159,141
JUSTICE ASSISTANCERestitution Per Client FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: $ 479 • FY2010: $ 254 • FY2011: $ 267 • FY2012: $ 273 • FY2013: $ 273
JUSTICE ASSISTANCERestitution Collection Rate FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON Paid-in-full Current Delinquent PIF C D • FY2009: 68%-22%-10% • FY2010: 64%-27%-9% • FY2011: 69%-26%-5% • FY2012: 63%-28%-9% • FY2013: 69%-22%-9%
Justice AssistanceCommunity Service Referrals FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 216 • FY2010: 464 • FY2011: 494 • FY2012: 455 • FY2013: 491
JUSTICE ASSISTANCECommunity Service HOURS orderED FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 11,660 Hours • FY2010: 12,465 Hours • FY2011: 14,061 Hours • FY2012: 11,489 Hours • FY2013: 12,339 Hours
Justice AssistanceCommunity service HOURS per client FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 30 Hours • FY2010: 25 Hours • FY2011: 28 Hours • FY2012: 25 Hours • FY2013: 25 Hours
Justice assistancecommunity service completion rate FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON Positive Current Non-Positive P C NP • FY2009: 88%-9%-3% • FY2010: 74%-24%-2% • FY2011: 63%-36%-1% • FY2012: 75%-24%-1% • FY2013: 84%-15%-1%
JUSTICE ASSISTANCEDomestic Violence Counseling FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 307 • FY2010: 545 • FY2011: 514 • FY2012: 286 • FY2013: 326
JUSTICE ASSISTANCESubstance Abuse Counseling FIVE YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 94 • FY2010: 203 • FY2011: 205 • FY2012: 204 • FY2013: 218
JUSTICE ASSISTANCEMental Health Counseling FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 31 • FY2010: 69 • FY2011: 81 • FY2012: 83 • FY2013: 85
JUSTICE ASSISTANCEANGER management counseling FIVE-YEAR COMPARISON • FY2009: 26 • FY2010: 58 • FY2011: 49 • FY2012: 42 • FY2013: 44