County Realignment Progress Report Released

County Realignment Progress Report Released The Board of State and Community Corrections has released its third annual report on the efforts of counties to implement Public Safety Realignment. The report, available here, summarizes the efforts of county Community Corrections Partnerships to implement plans to rehabilitate and monitor local offender populations. Each Community Corrections Partnership has set local priorities to spend Public Safety Realignment funds, with the goal of finding the best ways to stem cycles of crime based on local offender needs. These CCPs have focused on a variety of programs, services and diversions to manage jail populations and help stem recidivism including: day reporting centers, mental health treatment, job training and GPS monitoring for some offenders. The report — 2012 Public Safety Realignment Act: Third Annual Report on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans – shows that counties have made significant investments in local programming, staff hiring and training. The passage of Assembly Bill 109 (Chapter 15, Statues of 2011) launched an historic change in California public safety. Low-level offenders stay at the county level, where they can receive treatment and rehabilitation close to their jobs, families and support systems. Non-violent offenders released from state prisons are supervised by local probation departments instead of state parole. Senate Bill 92 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2011) requires the BSCC to collect each county’s Community Corrections Partnership implementation plans and submit a report to the Governor and Legislature by July 1. For more information contact Ricardo Goodridge, at 916-341-5160 or