Bill Summary for H 898 (2019-2020)

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Apr 17 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 898 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO WORK WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCING AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION, LOCAL REENTRY COUNCILS, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE STATE PERSONNEL COMMISSION TO USE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CASELOAD DATA TO STUDY RECIDIVISM RATES, TOOLS TO DECREASE RECIDIVISM, INCLUDING TOOLS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, RESOURCES NEEDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TOOLS, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PROBATION-PAROLE OFFICER PAYMENT INCREASES BASED ON DECREASED RECIDIVISM RATES.
Intro. by Clemmons, McNeill, Hardister, Graham.

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Requires the Department of Public Safety, working with the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, local reentry councils, community-based organizations, and the State Personnel Commission, to  use community corrections caseload data to study criminal recidivism rates, tools to reduce recidivism, resources needed for the implementation of tools, and the possibility of probation-parole officer payment increases based on decreased recidivism rates. Allows an interim report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by April 1, 2020, and requires a final report by December 1, 2020. Terminates upon the earlier of December 1, 2020, or the filing of its final report.

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