Phase One Report and Report Addendum, February 2016
Phase Two Report, October 2016
Initial Phase Three Report, July 2017
Vera Institute of Justice Preliminary Data Report, July 2017
Task Force member responses to draft version of Final Report, various, November 2017
Vera Institute of Justice Final Report with Draft Task Force Introduction, November 2017 (This is a large PDF document, and may take time to download and open.)
Terms are 4 years. (Initial Appointments: 5 positions are for 2-year terms and 6 positions are for 4-year terms)
The purpose of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force is to continually review Whatcom County’s criminal justice and behavioral health programs and make specific recommendations to safely and effectively reduce incarceration of individuals struggling with mental illness and chemical dependency, and minimize jail utilization by pretrial defendants who can safely be released.