UNITY National Data Assessment

UNITY National Data Assessment

With the introduction of UNITY and new, robust real-time reporting capabilities, the Commission shifted its focus to proactive monitoring by providing states with tools to assess real-time compliance.

In 2022, the Compliance Committee conducted the first ever UNITY National Data Assessment, focusing on three standards related to violation reports and returns in Transfer of Supervision cases. Instead of individual, state-focused performance measurement assessments, the Compliance Committee reviewed aggregate data for all states/territories to assess trends and areas of concern.

With a focus on proactive monitoring, the Committee's review of UNITY Data Assessments will include findings and recommendations to share with the Commission. 

UNITY National Data Assessment History 

In 2022, the UNITY National Data Assessment, focused on the following standards:

  • Response to Violation Reports
    • Standard A-03: Sending States shall respond to a report of violation, to include action to be taken by the sending state and the date the action will occur, no later than 10 business days following receipt. Rule 5-103(2)
  • Returns within 5 days after decision to retake made
    • Standard B-03: As it applies to Rule 5-103(3)(d), when Sending States determine a violation requires retaking, it shall return the juvenile within 5 business days. Rule 5-103(3)(d)
  • New arrangement or return within 5 days within 5 days of request from non-guardian
    • Standard B-04: When a juvenile is not residing with a legal guardian and that person requests the juvenile be removed from his/her home, the sending state shall secure alternative living arrangements within five (5) business days or the juvenile shall be returned. Rule 5-103(4)(b)

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