California

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 […]
June 4, 2014

Transition celebrations mark opportunity for new beginning

Throughout May and June, several transition celebrations marking the completion of intensive day reporting programs are planned throughout California. Transition celebrations are an opportunity for participants to celebrate and be recognized for their accomplishments.  By the time participants graduate, they have completed a multi-phase day reporting program that targets changing […]
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 […]