October 6, 2011

Lake County Chief Probation Officer explains how county is tackling AB 109

Throughout California, counties are organizing and developing plans for a significant change in corrections, including the diversion of thousands of probationers from state to local supervision. The change, part of the state’s attempt to meet a U.S. Supreme Court mandate to cut prison crowding dramatically by 2013, is being called […]
September 30, 2011

20-Year Study finds MRT Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Reduces Re-arrests and Re-incarceration

A study that tracked almost 1,400 criminal offenders during a 20-year period indicates when offenders receive Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), a cognitive behavioral treatment program, they are much less likely to be re-arrested or re-incarcerated. The findings have implications for federal, state and local government officials who cope with the […]
September 28, 2011

Securing citizen safety while managing more offenders

Lake County Record Bee The Community Corrections Partnership of Lake County continues to develop its realignment plan. Part of that plan involves working with GEO Reentry to develop a day reporting center. GEO has successfully worked with Napa, Merced and Madera counties to develop centers and other evidence-based incarceration alternatives. >> […]
September 26, 2011

Napa held up as example for jail strategies

Napa Valley Register As realignment’s start date approaches, Napa County is being hailed as a model for developing evidence-based programs. Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler says that the county began preparing in 2004 due to jail overcrowding, rethinking approaches to incarceration. The programs have reduced Napa’s recidivism rate to 24 […]