Community Services

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

California Treasurer Chiang calls out pay to play in school bond elections

Good government organizations applaud effort to stop questionable bankrolling of campaign activities in local bond election campaigns Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Fiscal Reform, Accountability, Transparency

CA Fwd’s Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

Innovative leader in public higher education will become the first Latino to helm the 113-college system Read More

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

VIDEO: School officials and equity groups team up to close achievement gap

Coalition of school districts and education equity organizations came together to find common ground. Read More

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

New programs launched to help California foster youth succeed in school

Foster youth achievement in school, from K-12 to college, is challenged by instability, housing and healthcare issues. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Education

The Achievement Gap: Don’t forget the individuality of students behind the numbers

As California works to close the education achievement gap, labels should not be used to define academic potential of our students. Read More

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

California needs to think long-term after extra election funding approved

California is correctly addressing perfect storm of competitive presidential primary and glut of November ballot measures. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

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

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search

The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More

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

Ever Forward: CA Fwd’s 2015 Year in Review

Look back at a productive year for California Forward in its goal to make the California Dream more attainable for all.  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Education, Elections, LCFF, Transparency

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

Education working group CSBA/CA Fwd Collaborative garners statewide attention

Collaboration of school districts and education leaders presents year of promising practices implementing California's Local Control Funding Formula schools reform.  Read More

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

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges

Smart and steady reform effort needs to be sustained – and replicated to help government adapt to a rapidly changing California. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Economy, Regional Economies, Government, Education, Governance Reform

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