Planning for the Unknown: Transforming Our Approach to Intake with Maricopa County Deputy Chief Brian Lee

As we approach one year into the COVID-19 outbreak, how has the need for adaptability influenced the response of justice facilities?

It’s been eight months since Maricopa County Deputy Chief Brian Lee first came on the show to discuss how his justice facilities were responding to the then-highest number of COVID cases in the world. Join hosts Eli Gage and Bob Glass as they speak with Brian about the critical components of adaptability and versatility in responding to fluctuations in population intake and release throughout the pandemic. Brian shares the lessons he’s gathered through the opening of the county’s new adaptive intake center and how this model can be used for other counties to respond to future environmental changes.

In this episode, we explore:

  • The strategic steps Maricopa County took to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in their justice facilities
  • A breakdown of the cultural shift that followed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The new model for county intake and release centers in creating adaptability and resiliency for future populations

Have questions, comments, or want to talk more about this? Contact the show host, Eli Gage at podcast@cglcompanies.com


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