Community Corrections

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,┬áten 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

Mentoring program offers Kern County offenders a pathway away from jail

Promising partnership with county and nonprofit having impact on high rate of return to jail by the formerly incarcerated. Read More

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

San Diego job center uses employment to prevent a return behind bars

Participants in reentry program receive workshops, employment services, even the loan of business attire. Read More

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

Report: New thinking needed to break cycle of incarceration of mentally ill populations

Rate of serious mental illness in prison populations shown to be two to four times higher than the community populations Read More

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

Riverside Supervisors adopt criminal justice reform recommendations by CA Fwd and partners

Partnership with County will use data to drive creation of cost-effective solutions to reduce the need for incarceration. Read More

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

Report: Reforming felony threshold for theft would not increase crime rates

New data shows that states could likely reduce costs of incarceration without a negative impact on crime. Read More

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

VIDEO: Innovative program shows way to graduation, not incarceration

Partnership with community college helps formerly incarcerated students with housing and support to succeed and not return to jail. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment, Crime

Sentencing Reform and Redemption, California Style

In correcting a mistake with sentencing reform, Governor Brown's move could open the door to create cost-effective, smart and humane criminal justice strategies in California. Read More

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

How culture shift and data redefined probation success in Riverside County

Focusing on results and data helped staff rethink about what their department could do to lessen the burden on the jails. Read More

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

CA Fwd and Riverside County put data to work on jail overcrowding

The county probation department successfully used data analysis to create a 25 percent reduction in probation violations since spring of 2014. Read More

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

VIDEO: CA Fwd webinar Engaging the Community in Public Safety Realignment

Playback of recent webinar on how counties can effectively engage the public with their realignment efforts in order to improve the community-based approach to public safety. Read More

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

WEBINAR: Engaging the community in public safety realignment

Free CA Fwd webinar will discuss how counties can effectively engage the public with their realignment efforts in order to improve the community-based approach to public safety. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Civic Engagement, Partnership for Community Excellence

Year in Review: Community Corrections

Perhaps no other project area under the California Forward has achieved so much in a single year while also taking on so much more to start the next than the Partnership for Community Excellence Read More

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

VIDEO: Rethinking offender care in Santa Barbara County

Now almost three years into AB 109, counties like Santa Barbara are allocating resources toward programming that stops recidivism in its tracks Read More

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

Study: Smart, targeted strategies key to cutting recidivism

Looking at the latest numbers from PPIC study on California arrests and convictions Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Restructuring, Crime, Partnership for Community Excellence, Restructuring

Reevaluating role of California jail systems as health care providers

California corrections community are reviewing the benefits of enrolling high-need, hard-to-reach populations. Read More

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

Realignment the topic du jour at PPIC roundtable

All three panelists acknowledged the relative youth of Realignment and the difficulty that poses when it comes to making an honest assessment of it, as well as how critical prevention is for any type of lasting success.  Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment

AB 109 sheds light on need for sentencing reform in California

Perhaps the most politically sensitive discussion now boiling just beneath the very controlled surface of public debate is sentencing reform. Read More

Categories: Community Corrections

Contra Costa County shines bright as example of AB 109 success

A culture of mutual respect exists between probation, sheriff, the district attorney and public defender without which Contra Costa would not be able to achieve the astounding statistical success it has seen since 2010 Read More

Categories: Community Corrections, Partnership for Community Excellence

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