October 2, 2013

AB 109 turns two: What’s next?

California Forward With the upcoming two-year anniversary of AB 109, California Forward’s Partnership for Community Excellence is assessing how to best continue implementation of the bill. The PCE wants to promote a data-based community system that prioritizes prevention, intervention and rehabilitation as alternatives to incarceration. The PCE also advocates equipping […]
August 14, 2013

GPS tracking devices help probation monitor offenders

Central Coast News  With AB 109 prison realignment in California, county probation departments are exploring alternatives to incarceration. In Santa Barbara County, the probation department is utilizing these GPS tracking devices to track the location of parolees and ensure curfew compliance. The parolee wears the device around his or her […]
August 6, 2013

SLO County to invest in alternative programs

Santa Maria Times San Luis Obispo County officials reported positive results nearly two years into the state-mandated program to shift low-level prisoners to county jails. The county formed a committee following the passage of AB 109 to manage prisoner realignment. Officials said housing the additional inmates incurs the most expense […]
January 3, 2013

BI Day Reporting Program Clients in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. helped with Hurricane Sandy Clean-up

Hurricane Sandy was the storm of the year, leaving behind mass destruction and disrupting hundreds of thousands of lives. Volunteers from across the country came to help with the clean-up effort, including a group of four clients and three staff members from the Community Transitions Center (CTC), a BI-operated day […]