Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory BoardJuly 15, 2022

Item #3 GSA Analysis Update — original pdf

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D OW N TOW N AU S T I N C O M M U N I T Y C O U R T GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA AND ADJUDICATED CASES ANALYSIS Project Update - July 2022 SCOPE AND PURPOSE DACC is conducting an analysis of its current and potential geographic service area (GSA) and adjudicated cases. The purpose of this analysis is to understand the efficacy of DACC’s current GSA and adjudicated cases, and to determine whether expansion or alterations might better serve the community and DACC stakeholders. CURRENT GSA /ADJUDICATED CITATIONS Geographic service area: The neighborhoods for which DACC adjudicates citations. Currently downtown, west campus, and east Austin Adjudicated cases: The charge codes, or offenses, that are heard at DACC. Currently Class C misdemeanors (includes Prop B and state camping ban violations) that are generally non-traffic related PROJECT TIMELINE March/April 2022 – DACC internal discussions and information analysis May 2022 – Planning for stakeholder engagement (interdepartmental workshops, community engagement process), update to DACC Advisory Board June 2022 – Stakeholder engagement July 2022 – Stakeholder engagement continued, update to DACC Advisory Board August 2022 – Analysis of stakeholder input data September 2022 – Stakeholder data analysis report presentation, guided discussion with DACC Advisory Board November 2022 (tentative) – Finalized GSA analysis report presented to DACC Advisory Board STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PRIORITIES 1. Provide different ways for people to engage on this topic, accounting for access abilities, safety, and knowledge of DACC. 2. Work to provide effective education about DACC/GSA alongside engagement opportunities ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Internal stakeholder engagement: - - Interdepartmental workshops Individual discussions - Department-level presentations External stakeholder engagement: - Public community meetings - SpeakUp! Austin project education portal and survey - Open-house style engagement opportunities - Ad-hoc engagement solicitation - AHAC input DATA ANALYSIS Data analysis will take place once data collection is largely complete (late July) A combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis will be used Highlights of the engagement effort: - 17 City departments - 50 community meeting registrants - 50+ survey respondents - 150+ engagements on SpeakUp! Austin Major theme across all engagement platforms: Equity NEXT STEPS Continuing engagement through the end of July: - Internal/external stakeholders invited to reach out to request engagement meetings with DACC staff/leadership - SpeakUp! Austin educational and input opportunities open until August 1 Stakeholder engagement report: - Data analysis to take place in August - Report presented to DACC Advisory Board on September 16