About The Civil Citation Network
The Civil Citation Network integrates law enforcement, clinical support services and partner stakeholders for straightforward management of citations.
The Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) initially implemented in Leon County, Florida is a public/private self-sustained pre-arrest diversion program. Success of the program rests with law enforcement officers issuing citations that incorporate evidence-based assessments and appropriate intervention services. Health providers assist in support services with a clear goal of reducing recidivism.
Intervening at the earliest point in the process is critical. The Network deploys a set of tools to hold the adult/juvenile accountable throughout the process. This is accomplished through the Network's proprietary software platform (Civil Citation Network Application) that seamlessly blends law enforcement, clinicians and appropriate stakeholders. The software allows agencies complete management without the headaches of servers, software, paper management and dedicated IT staff. All this in a secure and encrypted environment.
Why Civil Citation Network?
What if you could address first-time misdemeanor offenses with an alternative path to arrest? What if you could save time and resources in processing an offense? What if the diversion program/intervention service were comprehensive, measurable and scalable in real-time?
The Civil Citation Network creates solutions to answer these fundamental obstacles.
The primary goal of the Network program involves holding offenders accountable, improving the safety of the public and reducing recidivism. This is accomplished through our integrated technology platform.
Direct benefits of using Network tools and services:
Alternate to Arrest
Keep adults and youth that pose no immediate threat to public safety out of the criminal/juvenile justice system with an alternative path.
Overall Increase in Public Safety
A repeat of minor offenses consume community and law enforcement resources. As the resources become stretched, less time can be spent on more serious offenses. Civil Citation directly benefits public safety by intervening early and with appropriate services to modify behavior change leading to repeat offenses.
Law Enforcement Resources
The Civil Citation Network's program gives law enforcement officers tools to better manage first time misdemeanor offenses. By diverting the offenders away from the criminal justice system and reducing recidivism, law enforcement is able to focus their limited resources on more serious crime.
Targeted Intervention Services
The Network's mission is to match the intervention service using a host of tools during the initial citation and assessment. The critical aspect in preventing recidivism is to continually address violations and match them to the appropriate tools. Key components will typically include behavioral modification strategies, educational aspects, community service, and counseling.
Reduce Disproportionate Representation
The Network helps reduce disproportionate numbers of minorities (specifically juveniles) involved with the justice system. This is accomplished by intervening with relevant services at the earliest point in the process. By allowing offenders the opportunity of a second chance, expanded adoption could ultimately lead to reductions in minority over-representation.
Cost Savings for Minor Offenses
Immediately reduce the cost of processing minor offenses to the community. For juveniles throughout the State of Florida, about 40% in savings went back to Florida taxpayers. This does not include the additional costs for repeat offenses.
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