HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO DEFENSE
To date, the measures of success for holistic defense are primarily those traditionally used by the criminal justice system. However, given that holistic indigent defense addresses domains well beyond legal outcomes and recidivism, it is vital to identify ways to comprehensively evaluate and monitor it. This studio has the potential to inform the future design of electronic record systems so that data entry addresses the robust services that comprise holistic indigent defense.
This is vital as there are not electronic record systems specifically tailored to holistic indigent defense, which requires the documentation and digital collaboration between social services, legal services, mentors, and family/community assistance. Accurate record keeping is a valuable key in the expansion of holistic defense across the country and can be improved with the creation of new data systems. This studio will take place in collaboration with the University of Houston College of Technology faculty and students currently working on creating a specialized record system for holistic defense.