Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Our idea revolves around utilising data to understand what is going on with an individual and case managing them into appropriate resources.John Ross, Government Relations,
OKC-County Health Dept
Oklahoma City will conduct simulations of the arrest, booking and release process with prospective community health workers and individuals involved in the justice system to understand and resolve barriers to enabling community health workers.
Originally, the Oklahoma City team was planning to introduce community health workers to individuals as they came out of the justice system. Through testing, the team found that they should try to intervene as early as possible, in order to prevent individuals from becoming involved in the justice system process. Moving forward, they will try to provide police officers with community health worker’s information, so that they can offer support to individuals who need it more quickly.
Our shift has really moved over time towards prevention. How can we prevent that person from going through the criminal justice system at all.Jackie Shawnee, Director of Communications, Oklahoma City