Community Services

Commentary: Tired of the political death-match?

Nothing unites like making government services more effective for the people who rely them and more efficient for taxpayers Read more

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca

Successful Reentry: Partnerships on outside critical for ex-offenders making new start

Massive shift in thinking key to helping offenders successfully return to California communities Read more

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

Probation “bridge” program aims to keep young offenders on track and out of jail

New Riverside County probation program underscores how the right interventions can help prevent costly cycle of incarceration Read more

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

Communities weigh in on improving mental illness treatment in and out of incarceration

State project on mental illness and criminal justice spends time listening to family members, advocates and clients Read more

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

California seeks cost-effective mental health strategies to help reduce jail population

Upcoming meetings on intersection of mental health and criminal justice will ask community members and county agencies about what's working, what's not. Read more

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

CA Fwd jail study on mentally ill offenders in Riverside County receives high marks

Steps to improve treatment of incarcerated presented to California council dedicated to ending the criminalization of mental illness Read more

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

Riverside County aims to help mentally ill stop cycle of incarceration

Mentally ill offenders stayed in Riverside County jails for longer periods of time and were booked more often. Read more

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

Riverside County moves forward with steps to make criminal justice system more cost effective

Board of Supervisors approved this week recommendations to improve public safety outcomes and cut costs with advice and analysis from CA Fwd. Read more

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

Report: Prisons and jails fast replacing hospitals as treatment centers for mentally ill

In some places, ten times the number of seriously mentally ill are incarcerated than the number housed in state psychiatric hospitals. Read more

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

Commentary: Fighting Poverty in America

Too often poverty initiatives are not tailored to local community needs and not driven by evidence of effective outcomes. Read more

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Economy, Regional Economies, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

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