Justice System Change Initiative

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

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

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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

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

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

California wrapping up report on cost-effective mental health strategies to cut jail population

Recommendations include better alternatives to jailing people with mental health needs Read More

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

Riverside County builds team dedicated to inmates with mental health needs

Deputies work along with mental health specialists embedded at the jails to improve success of inmates Read More

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

VIDEO: Rehabilitative programs prepare San Bernardino County inmates to live on the outside again

Community partners and Sheriff's Department team up to train on range of skills from jobs to parenting Read More

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

San Bernardino County team builds stronger “bridge” for mentally ill offenders transitioning back into community

CA Fwd jail study showed mentally ill offenders are booked twice as often and stay three times longer Read More

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

CA Fwd jail data helps counties secure anti-recidivism funds

Prop 47 grants aimed at improving mental health and substance abuse treatment Read More

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

Santa Cruz County supervisors unanimously approve CA Fwd jail recommendations

Study showing most arrests drug and alcohol related could lead to better outcomes and cost savings for county Read More

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

Specialists embedded in Riverside County jail help stabilize, treat mentally ill inmates

Program aims to better transition inmates into general population and eventually into the community Read More

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

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