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

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

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

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