AB 109

April 18, 2017

Shasta County Day Reporting Center hosts open house

REDDING, Calif.—April 4, 2017—The Shasta County Day Reporting Center (DRC) will host an open house for probation officers and local law enforcement personnel. The event will give attendants the chance to tour the facility, meet staff and participants and learn more about the services offered at the DRC. Refreshments will […]
March 8, 2016

Journal: California reform measures did not affect crime rate

A large-scale study by researchers from major California universities found the state’s prison downsizing efforts have had little to no impact on the crime rate. The findings were published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science this month. UC-Irvine Professor Charis Kubrin, a criminologist who guest edited the […]
December 21, 2015

Shasta County probationers celebrate graduation from day reporting center

Eighteen graduates of the Shasta County Day Reporting Center, run by GEO Reentry Services, recently celebrated their completion of the reentry program during a special ceremony known as a transition celebration. The graduates were honored at Elks Hunting Lodge in Redding where local corrections officials—including Chief Probation Officer Tracie Neal—program […]
May 5, 2015

Criminal justice committees offer broad perspective to solving correctional challenges

Criminal justice committees, boards and councils can play a critical role in assessing local needs and planning for the future. As criminal justice agencies seek to promote change, address public safety concerns or plan for resource allocation, they often look to established planning groups, such as commissions, boards and councils. […]
December 12, 2014

Transition celebrations honor graduates of GEO Reentry programs

GEO Reentry Service’s fall transition celebrations are continuing with celebrations in Mendocino, Shasta and Imperial counties, California. The celebrations honor graduates of GEO Reentry’s intensive reentry programs and prepare them for life after community supervision. The first celebration was on Dec. 9 in Shasta County, where 9 probationers graduated from […]
September 2, 2014

California corrections report: Counties that prioritize reentry have better recidivism outcomes

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California has found that recidivism outcomes are better for offenders in the Post-Release Community Supervision population in counties that emphasize reentry services over traditional enforcement. The PRCS population is defined by the study as a segment of the released prisoner population […]
August 19, 2014

Stanford professor makes recommendations on California’s prison realignment

Now that the effects of California’s historic AB 109 legislation are starting to be measured and examined, a respected authority on the matter—Stanford law professor Joan Petersilia—has contributed her thoughts on the necessary adjustments to the state’s prison realignment plan. AB 109, legislation that shifted the responsibility of tens of thousands of […]
July 16, 2014

More states showing support for alternatives to detention

A recent NPR article highlights the growing push, even amongst initially resistant states, for alternatives to detention. The piece focuses primarily on Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country. There, a growing bipartisan group of politicians are encouraging the use of alternative to detention programs like drug […]
July 9, 2014

PPIC study reviews initial impact of historic California correctional changes

A new study published by the nonprofit Public Policy Institute of California has found that the post-Public Safety Realignment period has greatly reduced state prison population counts but not caused dramatic changes in arrests or convictions of released offenders since the law changes were implemented three years ago. The institute’s […]
June 18, 2014

Day Reporting Center opened in Imperial County

GEO Reentry Services was recently chosen to manage a day reporting center in Imperial County, Calif., in partnership with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. The center commemorated its March opening with an open house celebration in May, which included a keynote speech from Imperial County Superior Court Presiding Judge Poli […]