Jeffrey Daniels Consulting improves the operations and services in the justice system, working with government clients to innovate, improve management's response, and design new programs.

 

How Do We Do This?

Over the past decade, Jeffrey Daniels Consulting and its principals have managed or been integral team members in projects for state government regarding criminal justice policy and reform. Engagements have been to help Connecticut state government innovate, to improve its response to criminal justice, to vastly increase services to juvenile offenders to reduce a return to crime. The firm has formed strong relationships with Executive Branch, state budget agency, the Office of Policy and Management, most directly the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

These engagements build on more than a decade of experience in justice issues as wide ranging as family violence prevention, alternative sanctions for adults to relieve prison overcrowding and improve sentencing, juvenile offender programs to build a continuum of child-centered responses, and divorce and custody. The firm brings to the table subject matter expertise melded with long experience in the crafting of innovative public policy. We also bring to every project an intuitive understanding of the workings of government and how to fashion effective programs that meet public policy needs in the justice system.

 

And the Final Products...

The firm brings these skills in delivering services and products to our clients:

  • Organizational management. Examine organization and management of criminal justice system components in the Judiciary. Emphasis is on working smarter, using science-based outcomes to guide improved management operations. Produce performance audits, program redesign, management system streamlining.
  • Trends Analysis. Data and research-based understanding of long-term trends in crime and justice systems. This focus infuses into the analysis the major political and programmatic shifts affecting public policy, and the daily operation of a justice system. Produce offender profiles, analyses of program performance, operations.
  • Strategies for Youthful Offenders. Programmatic design of judicial responses for at-risk children, including status offenders, juvenile delinquents and serious juvenile offenders, and a family matters such as custody resolution in divorce. Our approach recognizes the need for public safety in juvenile justice, balanced with effective interventions to protect children and mount programs that offer practical promise to turn children away from problem behavior and the courts. Produce program plans and budgets, planning reports.