Commentary

Mentoring program offers Kern County offenders a pathway away from jail

Promising partnership with county and nonprofit having impact on the region's high rate of return to jail by the formerly incarcerated. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment, Crime

Report: New thinking needed to break cycle of incarceration of mentally ill populations

Rate of serious mental illness in prison populations shown to be two to four times higher than the community populations Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment, Crime

VIDEO: Innovative program shows way to graduation, not incarceration

Partnership with community college helps formerly incarcerated students with housing and support to succeed and not return to jail. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment, Crime

Study: Smart, targeted strategies key to cutting recidivism

Looking at the latest numbers from PPIC study on California arrests and convictions Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment, Restructuring, Crime, Partnership for Community Excellence, Restructuring