Goals and Objectives Criminal Justice Advisory Board Goals and Objectives Develop evidence based approaches including the Stepping Up initiative that respond to the prevention, intervention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders.1. Develop and implement the use of Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) as an approach in the treatment of drug addiction.2. Expand the acceptance and usage of Naloxone as a county wide approach in the prevention of opioid deaths.3. Establish a 24/7 support for families during and following overdose emergency room hospital admissions4. Determine success of Mental Health Diversion Program and need for expansion. 5. Explore alternative strategies and approaches for incarcerated individuals that suffer from MI. 6. Advance the six program objectives of the Stepping Up Initiative. Development of a system-wide, evidence-based approach to sentencing, supervision and treatment1. Develop appropriate sanctions and strategies based on validated risk-needs assessments 2. Expand and improve inmate’s access to Medical assistance in preparation for release from Berks County Jail.Development of a systemic approach to reduce/respond to violent crime and drug-related crime. 1. Develop cognitive and behavioral based programs/curriculum for incarcerated adults and juvenile offenders2. Develop county-wide targeted enforcement programs to target high crime areas and violent offenders.3. Implement data sharing initiatives to assist in the identification and enumeration of violent criminals, crime trends, and crime mapping.Increase juvenile programming in the areas of youth violence and truancy1. Increase CJAB awareness of ongoing initiatives to promote and support. Support the implementation and enhancement of criminal justice technology initiatives1. Elimination of duplicate data entry2. Implement communication technology that can increase business efficiency and collaboration between criminal justice agencies3. Increased information security or information governance4. Data sharing initiatives to facilitate greater information access to criminal justice agencies as well as support agencies5. Leverage the use of GIS and Land Records information to deploy human resources for APO, JPO, Law Enforcement6. Explore the development of increasing technology in the courts and courtrooms7. Develop a Countywide plan for police operated body cameras. To reduce recidivism and jail overcrowding and increase public safety through the use of cost effective and efficient reentry initiatives.1. Utilize action steps outlined in the Reentry Strategic Plan to ensure that both short term and long range goals are prioritized. 2. Ensure the use of evidence-based practices and interventions (as outlined in the Reentry Charter) across all departments and service providers.3. Investigate bail reform options.