Commentary

The power of data in deploying criminal justice resources

Riverside County DA's data-driven teamwork helps make informed budget decisions with limited resources Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime

CA Fwd releases report assessing Sonoma’s progress toward “resiliency” after 2017 fires

Analysis will help build recovery model for other regions facing similar, long-term threats Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

CA Fwd statement on new push by housing groups for rent control compromise

Housing groups want Legislature to avoid costly ballot fight, explore alternatives promoting housing affordability  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Top-four primary election reform being studied

Reform idea being explored is intended to open up ballot access and increase voter choice in the general election Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections

Commentary: Throw out the cookie cutter and approve community college funding formula for equity

Half of all students fail to complete a degree or certification after six years — with the rates for students of color even more concerning Read More

Categories: Education

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership

Reforms to open up access to higher education and incentivize completion are coming to a head this month Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, School Governance, Education

How the Top Two primary can strengthen parties and California voters

Increasing civic engagement through reforms is a good thing for parties and people Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections, Leadership Council

Registration opens for 2018 California Economic Summit

Seventh annual statewide gathering, co-organized by CA Fwd, takes on state's upward mobility, housing, workforce challenges Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

What It’s Like to Govern Under California’s Top Two

Legislators share their experiences and effects felt so far under open primary reform Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

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

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