alternatives to detention

September 9, 2014

Merced County expands reentry services with new programs

Merced County is partnering with GEO Reentry Services to launch three new programs designed to help reduce pressure on the county jail and offer effective alternatives to detention. The programs will complement the day reporting center run by GEO Reentry that was opened in Merced in 2008. The three new […]
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 […]
June 11, 2014

Denver Drug Court celebrates 20th anniversary

The Denver Drug Court recently celebrated its 20th anniversary after being established in 1994 as one of the first drug courts in the country.  The anniversary was commemorated at a special graduation ceremony, marking 24 participants’ completion of an intensive treatment program that includes probation supervision, in-court review hearings, substantial […]
May 21, 2014

Pressure on county jails following Realignment

California’s Public Safety Realignment is putting increasing pressure on county jails, a new study finds, but that pressure could be alleviated in part by alternative custody programs that would decrease reliance on incarceration.  The study, published by the Public Policy Institute of California, specifically highlights aging jail facilities and long-term […]