Community Services

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More jobs are in software development than on the production line. Here's how the CSU system is adapting to help students succeed. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians

Central Valley college district program designed to attract workers looking to move up in their industry Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More

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

California’s nonprofit sector is key to addressing economic insecurity

Programs like a theater company for at-risk youth can give them a reason to be optimistic and to achieve beyond circumstance Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services

San Bernardino County team builds stronger “bridge” for mentally ill offenders transitioning back into community

CA Fwd jail study showed mentally ill offenders are booked twice as often and stay three times longer Read More

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

VIDEO: California schools group wraps up successful collaboration to improve LCFF plans

Faced with daunting task of creating school accountability plans, these districts came together at just the right time Read More

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

CA Fwd jail data helps counties secure anti-recidivism funds

Prop 47 grants aimed at improving mental health and substance abuse treatment Read More

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

Santa Cruz County supervisors unanimously approve CA Fwd jail recommendations

Study showing most arrests drug and alcohol related could lead to better outcomes and cost savings for county Read More

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

Specialists embedded in Riverside County jail help stabilize, treat mentally ill inmates

Program aims to better transition inmates into general population and eventually into the community Read More

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

Expanded substance abuse treatment finds success in Riverside County

Residents seeking treatment previously waited weeks, now placed in programs within a couple of days Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections

Report reveals gender differences in incarceration in California county

Women in Santa Cruz County jails more likely to have mental illness compared to men Read More

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

Riverside County takes proactive approach to transitioning inmates back into community

Inmates previously released often with little planning or mental health resources for life after incarceration Read More

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

Peer support specialist draws on own struggles to help at-risk Riverside County youth

Program pairs peer personnel with troubled youth on path to detention Read More

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

San Bernardino County jail study by CA Fwd leading to change in criminal justice

Data gives county opportunity to make jail system more cost effective, maintain public safety Read More

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

California county organizations warn on ACA repeal without replacement

Groups involved with health care law sign letter urging the creation of comprehensive plan to support existing coverage levels. Read More

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

California and CA Fwd should double-down on Smart Government

In divisive era, government reform needs to start with framework based on goals, metrics, and accountability for outcomes Read More

Categories: CA Fwd Legacy, Community Services, Restructuring, Governance Reform, Leadership Council

CA Fwd and Riverside County: Using Data to Solve Problems

A model for system change sprang from a need to make criminal justice more cost-effective and lower jail populations Read More

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

Substance abuse treatment to expand in Riverside County

Low-income residents and ex-offenders will benefit from improved and expanded treatment options Read More

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

Union training partnership aims to give formerly incarcerated more than a job

Partnership uses career training and life skills classes to help ex-offenders avoid a return to incarceration Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime

LAPD turns to “SMART” approach for defusing mental health crisis calls

L.A. program combines training, assessment teams, and a database to prevent the mentally ill from cycling in and out of jail Read More

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

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