July 14, 2011

Napa County wins state award for probationer program

The California State Association of Counties awarded its prestigious Merit Award to Napa County in recognition of the county’s Adult Correctional System Master Plan. Designed with input from local law enforcement, judges and corrections officials, the plan created a better system for county officials to supervise and rehabilitate criminal offenders. […]
July 1, 2011

Graduated sanctions help community corrections agencies ease offenders into successful community life

Because 95% of all prisoners will reenter our communities, facilitating a successful transition from incarceration to freedom is possible and necessary. Moreover, because these returning prisoners often move to clusters within urban areas, providing services for them is efficient through centralized community-based reentry centers. Returning prisoners usually face five challenges: […]
June 24, 2011

Monterey County Day Reporting Center ‘showcased’ by BJA

The Monterey County Probation Department, which opened a Day Reporting Center (DRC) for adult probationers in 2009, was recently “showcased” by the Bureau of Justice Assistance on the organization’s website for the center’s potential. Monterey County used a $475,000 federal grant – called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant […]