Module 1: Getting Started

Module 2: Leadership, Vision and Organizational Culture

Module 3: Collaborative Structure and Joint Ownership

Module 4: Data-Driven Understanding of Local Reentry

Module 5: Targeted Intervention Strategies

Module 6: Screening and Assessment

Module 7: Transition Plan Development

Module 8: Targeted Transition Interventions

Module 9: Self-Evaluation and Sustainability

Section 2: TJC Leadership

In this section, we emphasize how essential effective leadership is when developing a jail transition strategy in your community. It is critical that the leadership at all levels of your agency, but specifically the sheriff, jail administrator, and leaders from key partnering agencies, are enthusiastic transition proponents. Without the absolute commitment of these key stakeholders, practitioners throughout the system will not be able or willing to build the system of transition that is called for by the TJC model.

For a TJC effort to realize its potential for systems change, as opposed to being a discrete program, our experience tells us that leaders in local government, nongovernment, and community-based organizations must be willing and have a vision to reshape their agency missions and foster a change in organizational culture. Indeed, leadership as part of TJC model implementation calls for system partnership among leaders to align their actions to attain “big picture” system goals. It is only through such leadership choices that the TJC model can achieve long-term public safety benefits that have proven to be possible and attainable.

Identifying local leaders to champion systems change, interagency collaboration, and partnership is one of the first things a community needs to do when implementing the TJC model.

Anyone can be the champion of the TJC model:

Key characteristics of a TJC leader:

The TJC leaders and other key decisionmakers will need to perform the following activities:

Click here for a TJC Leadership Profile on Sheriff Daron Hall from Davidson County, TN.

For more information:

1. Jannetta, Jesse, Hannah Dodd and Brian Elderbroom. The Urban Institute’s The Elected Official's Toolkit for Jail Reentry. Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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