Intensive Site Engagement
ISE is a 2-3 year consultation that requires the full commitment and active participation of traditional and non-traditional stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, public defenders, police, probation, school officials, political leaders, service providers and community groups.
BI staff leads such a diverse collaborative through a strategic, data-driven and consensus-based process to reduce disproportionality. The process includes the identifying and targeting of populations of securely detained youth who stakeholders could instead safely supervise in alternative community-based settings.
The consultation requires that BI staff attend monthly meetings at the site, provide the jurisdiction with a work plan that utilizes core strategies to achieve measurable results, and provide support with ongoing data analysis in order to ensure that sites stay focused and maintain fidelity and intentionality toward disparities reduction. The jurisdiction must also provide a coordinator to work with BI staff to coordinate the overall effort.