1. Dane County - Past Resolutions and Reports
Discussion among committee members regarding review of past resolutions and
reports to determine how to proceed. Next meeting, committee can delineate
recommendations, determine what they have jurisdiction over, and what issues can be
addressed given funding and time restrictions. Discussion regarding scope of
committee and its action. Discussion regarding interest in receiving presentations on
different initiatives from relevant departments and organizations.
Discussion of potential areas to investigate further, including: expansion of Community
Restorative Court (CRC), expansion of Community Alternative Response Emergency
Services (CARES), creation of Crisis Triage Center, more detailed interpretation
guidance on the data dashboards, weekend initial appearance, diversion programs, and
addressing the lack of public defenders.
Ongoing discussion regarding utilizing best practices and prior reports to determine
what initiatives the committee should consider further. Committee members can
workshop with staff between meetings to connect with experts on topics of interest.
Public Testimony: Paul Saemon, Ann Lacy, and Dan Fitch(registered, but not present to
INVESTIGATING SOLUTIONS TO RACIAL DISPARITIES AND
MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN THE DANE COUNTY JAIL
AND THROUGHOUT DANE COUNTY'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE