Napa County CCSC to celebrate its fifth anniversary

Napa, Calif.—March 14, 2014—The Napa County Probation Department and GEO Reentry Services will host a luncheon on March 17 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Napa County Community Corrections Service Center, which was opened in 2009 to help alleviate jail crowding problems and tackle chronic recidivism with certain offender groups.

The luncheon is on Monday, March 17, at noon at the CCSC, located at the County Hall of Justice, 1125 Third St., in Napa. It celebrates five years of successes of Napa County graduates, including a 26 percent recidivism rate amongst graduates. Speakers will include Amanda Owens, BI program manager, and Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler.

District Attorney Gary Lieberstein, honorable judges Mark S. Bossenecker and Francisca P. Tisher, Public Defender Ronald Abernethy, Napa County Director of Corrections Lenard Vare, probation officials, the board of supervisors, BI and jail staff and members of the Community Corrections Partnership Committee will be in attendance, as well as past CCSC graduates.

The goals of the Napa County Day Community Corrections Service Center include reducing the jail population by diverting individuals to community supervision and helping clients stay crime-free once released to the community. Participants are monitored closely for alcohol and drug use, meet with case managers and participate in intensive treatment and training classes.

To graduate, participants must:

  • Report consistently with probation officers
  • Have clean drug and alcohol tests for no fewer than 90 days
  • Complete cognitive behavioral classes, designed to address criminal behavior
  • Have stable income, housing and verified employment or be enrolled in school
  • Completed a series of career skills modules and assessments

The program and the Community Corrections Service Center were designed by a group that included the district attorney, sheriff, courts, City of Napa Police Department, Health and Human Services department, public defender, probation, jail administrators and the County Executive Office. The program is operated by GEO Reentry Services, with participants being referred by probation department staff. The program serves both probationers and inmates in the county jail.

For more information about the Napa County Community Corrections Service Center and its fifth anniversary luncheon, contact Amanda Owens at 707-254-4904 or at [email protected].