Module 4: Module Objectives

In this module you will have the opportunity to explore the importance of using a data-driven approach when implementing the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) model in your community.

This module helps you to use data to examine key questions about reentry:

  • What do we need to know about our jail population to improve transition to the community?
  • How can we get that information?
  • What are the key outcomes we need to track?

This module has five sections:

  1. The Role of Data in a Reentry Effort     
  2. Data Collection
  3. Management Information Systems
  4. Mining the Data
  5. Terms Used in the Field

By the end of this module, you will be able to

  • Explain the importance of a data-driven approach to the TJC model.
  • Identify the elements in a data collection process.
  • Recognize the barriers to data collection.
  • Discuss the benefits of a management information system.