Commentary

VIDEO: Why California’s housing crisis needs all hands on deck

Expert shares ideas about what it will take for California to match scale of housing crisis Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Public gets second opportunity to help simplify California’s political ethics law

Political Reform Act Revision Project invites second round of public comment next week Read More

Categories: Democracy, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

SoCal collaboration creating a “Made to Order” aerospace workforce for region

Southern California manufacturing giant working with local college and community to close regional skills gaps Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

VIDEO: The Maddy Report previews 2016 California Economic Summit

CA Fwd President Jim Mayer breaks down the Summit and its mission dedicated to California's regional economies Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: How California housing crisis adds to public health problems

Inability of Californians to pay for housing in their communities impacts their health and more Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Fifth annual California Economic Summit to focus on pathways out of poverty

Registration open for state's foremost effort linking regional economies to a strategy for shared prosperity Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

How California’s housing affordability gap can strain family health

The struggle to cover housing needs and other costs can lead to toxic levels of stress and poor decision making Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

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

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

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

California Forward’s Comments on Voter Approval of Proposition 54

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President and CEO of CA Fwd Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

California early voting showed appeal

While thousands waited hours to vote early this year, expanded early voting options in future California elections will require more funding Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

Can this presidential election actually energize political reform?

With a highly polarized political environment nationally, the time is right for reform to break gridlock at the state level. Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca

California Community Colleges partner with private sector to train needed energy workforce

California's energy goals will require more advanced energy workers to fill gaps in workforce needs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Toolkit offers 15 ways to match the scale of California’s housing crisis

New report calculates how many new housing units a range of options could produce Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Two counties, same challenge: How data is helping reshape California jail systems

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

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

California Constitution scholar focused “fresh eyes” on reform of state’s political ethics law

Committed to studying California's lengthy constitution, David Carrillo proved to be ideal partner in new reform project Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Elections

California should invest in the infrastructure of democracy—elections

Fortunately the operations and funding of California's elections are finally getting some serious attention Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

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

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca

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

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

Probation “bridge” program aims to keep young offenders on track and out of jail

New Riverside County probation program underscores how the right interventions can help prevent costly cycle of incarceration Read More

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

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