Community Services

Success in transforming county criminal justice continues into 2018 for CA Fwd

California counties approved CA Fwd recommendations in 2017 and made headway in anti-recidivism work Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

Report: California schools can benefit from a more collaborative LCFF approach

Collective learning among school districts points the way to deliver on school reform promise Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education

New California mental health roadmap recommends alternate routes away from incarceration

Commission report calls for maximizing diversion away from criminal justice system for people in mental health crisis Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

Riverside County finds success, earns praise in justice system change effort

State's influential CSAC organization hears about county's data-driven work to lower jail populations Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative

Interactive visits in San Bernardino jails strengthen parent-child ties cut by incarceration

More time together allows families to normalize relationships, reduces chance of a return to jail Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative

It’s Hard To Learn on an Empty Stomach

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) and millions of California kids skip it Read more

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Education

Riverside County adopts “Lean” approach to transforming probation department

Streamlining creates more time for engaging clients and hopefully preventing a return to jail Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

Parenting classes in San Bernardino jails help inmates reconnect with their children and themselves

Programs including supervised visits and trauma recovery are aimed at breaking cycles Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

San Bernardino parole program helps its “students” reenter the community successfully

Partnership between state corrections and a university provides services to keep parolees on track Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

California wrapping up report on cost-effective mental health strategies to cut jail population

Recommendations include better alternatives to jailing people with mental health needs Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

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