Commentary

Voters want the choice Top Two provides

The best electoral process is one that evolves toward the public — and nonpartisan — interest. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections

Meet the one-person alternative sentencing program connecting Californians to a better life outside of jail

Riverside County social worker directly connects people charged with crimes to rehabilitative programs Read More

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

Graduates, we need you to invent the future — again

Knowledge is doubling every year but the problems that need to be solved are increasing almost as fast. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca

Report: Next steps in building California’s future-ready workforce

Results from the CA Fwd and California Community Colleges' Future of Work series on workers stranded by technology Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

Knowing the Data: How to build better outcomes for inmates with mental health needs

Getting to know why people are in jail helps set justice reforms up for success Read More

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

VIDEO: Candidates for California governor set sights on the housing crisis

As prices skyrocket, gubernatorial candidates share a game plan for more affordable housing Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Pilot program gives select San Bernardino County inmates a chance to live, work on the outside

Small group of low-risk inmates is monitored, allowed back into community to encourage a successful reentry Read More

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

Data-driven criminal justice reform yielding results say San Bernardino County supervisors

CA Fwd study of county jails showed which strategies working best to cut recidivism Read More

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

A Year-Round Opportunity To Fight Poverty in California

Billions of dollars in tax credit for working Californians being left on the table Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

Elevate CA: California’s near completers deserve new, innovative higher education pathways

Three ways to help close the state's growing degree gaps and improve upward mobility Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Can California’s Techies Move the Needle on Mental Health?

How California's innovation economy can have a positive impact on public services Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care, Mental Health, Partnership for Community Excellence

County and Tech Innovators Are Rethinking California’s Mental Health Services

The state's diverse 58 counties could benefit from a high-tech hub for mental health solutions Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care, Mental Health

Tech Industry and Mental Health Advocates Seek Solutions at First-Ever Summit

Diverse crowd comes together to brainstorm atypical solutions to serve Californians with mental health needs Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care

Mental health services are cutting criminal justice detention rates and homelessness in L.A. County

Study shows adults and transition-age youth enrolled as county mental health clients were detained fewer times Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime

How removing barriers to higher education can help prevent a life of incarceration

Report provides roadmap for using education support for incarcerated Californians to cut recidivism Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime, Education

CA Fwd report highlights ideas for getting more housing out of last year’s housing package

Implementation efforts, the best chance this year to make a dent in the housing crisis, reach critical juncture Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

New federal law encourages private investment for public good

CA Fwd weighs in on approaching deadline to improve Opportunity Zones in California Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

College students help lead San Bernardino County inmates toward rehabilitation

Interns teach in-jail parenting and trauma classes and build their skills serving others Read More

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

Linking classroom and career creates upward mobility & a better workforce

Elevate CA: Four ways California can build more grads ready for college and a career Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Economic Summit launches new Roadmap to Shared Prosperity updated for 2018

New initiatives and continuing progress are featured in new strategy guide to fight California's poverty problem Read More

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