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

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

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

Substance abuse treatment to expand in Riverside County

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

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

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

Communicating with ex-offenders on probation via texting finds success in California county

Riverside County probation clients sometimes more honest with officers via text message in new test program Read more

Two counties, same challenge: Data helping to reshape California jail systems

San Bernardino and Santa Cruz are latest counties utilizing CA Fwd criminal justice research Read more

Commentary: Tired of the political death-match?

Nothing unites like making government services more effective for the people who rely them and more efficient for taxpayers Read more

Successful Reentry: Partnerships on outside critical for ex-offenders making new start

Massive shift in thinking key to helping offenders successfully return to California communities Read more