Community Services

Meet the one-person alternative sentencing program connecting Californians to a better life outside of jail

Riverside County social worker directly connects people charged with crimes to rehabilitative programs Read More

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

Knowing the Data: How to build better outcomes for inmates with mental health needs

Getting to know why people are in jail helps set justice reforms up for success Read More

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

Pilot program gives select San Bernardino County inmates a chance to live, work on the outside

Small group of low-risk inmates is monitored, allowed back into community to encourage a successful reentry Read More

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

Data-driven criminal justice reform yielding results say San Bernardino County supervisors

CA Fwd study of county jails showed which strategies working best to cut recidivism Read More

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

Can California’s Techies Move the Needle on Mental Health?

How California's innovation economy can have a positive impact on public services Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care, Mental Health, Partnership for Community Excellence

County and Tech Innovators Are Rethinking California’s Mental Health Services

The state's diverse 58 counties could benefit from a high-tech hub for mental health solutions Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care, Mental Health

Tech Industry and Mental Health Advocates Seek Solutions at First-Ever Summit

Diverse crowd comes together to brainstorm atypical solutions to serve Californians with mental health needs Read More

Categories: Community Services, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, Innovate for Impact: Improving Access to High Quality Mental Health Care

Mental health services are cutting criminal justice detention rates and homelessness in L.A. County

Study shows adults and transition-age youth enrolled as county mental health clients were detained fewer times Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime

How removing barriers to higher education can help prevent a life of incarceration

Report provides roadmap for using education support for incarcerated Californians to cut recidivism Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime, Education

College students help lead San Bernardino County inmates toward rehabilitation

Interns teach in-jail parenting and trauma classes and build their skills serving others Read More

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

Sheriff’s Department team offers fresh S.T.A.R.T. for repeat offenders in San Bernardino County

Inmates connected with services before reentry to improve chances of staying out of jail Read More

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

Success in transforming county criminal justice continues into 2018 for CA Fwd

California counties approved CA Fwd recommendations in 2017 and made headway in anti-recidivism work Read More

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

Report: California schools can benefit from a more collaborative LCFF approach

Collective learning among school districts points the way to deliver on school reform promise Read More

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

New California mental health roadmap recommends alternate routes away from incarceration

Commission report calls for maximizing diversion away from criminal justice system for people in mental health crisis Read More

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

Riverside County finds success, earns praise in justice system change effort

State's influential CSAC organization hears about county's data-driven work to lower jail populations Read More

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

Interactive visits in San Bernardino jails strengthen parent-child ties cut by incarceration

More time together allows families to normalize relationships, reduces chance of a return to jail Read More

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

It’s Hard To Learn on an Empty Stomach

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) and millions of California kids skip it Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Education

Riverside County adopts “Lean” approach to transforming probation department

Streamlining creates more time for engaging clients and hopefully preventing a return to jail  Read More

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

Parenting classes in San Bernardino jails help inmates reconnect with their children and themselves

Programs including supervised visits and trauma recovery are aimed at breaking cycles Read More

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

San Bernardino parole program helps its “students” reenter the community successfully

Partnership between state corrections and a university provides services to keep parolees on track Read More

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

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