Building a Collaborative Approach to Resentencing
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) operates the second largest prison system in the United States. And men and women of color in California continue to be incarcerated at higher rates than white men and women. In recent years, Californians have expressed their desire to reduce reliance on... Read more
Creating a Cohesive Service Delivery Model for the Justice Impacted Population
In Los Angeles County, on any given night, more than 14,000 people are confined in the County’s jail system – over 5,000 of which have serious mental health needs. These shocking numbers are reflective of the broader history of the intersections between race, health, and incarceration across not just the... Read more
Creating Buy-In & Authority to Reimagine Youth Justice
Historically, Los Angeles County youth who enter the justice system has been overseen by the Probation Department and the Chief Probation Officer. This carceral approach to youth justice has resulted in lasting, negative outcomes for even single-time offenders. In 2020 and 2021, Los Angeles County convened the Youth Justice Work... Read more
Building Strategic Partnerships to Expand Career and Education Opportunities
Young people in Fresno face daunting challenges as they pursue their goals in school and life. There is growing evidence that local high school graduates struggle to attend college or pursue living-wage jobs. With this context in mind, Fresno Unified School District launched a strategic plan that reinforces its commitment... Read more
Ensuring Equity in Affordable Housing Investments in San Joaquin County
Cities and counties throughout California are facing a dire affordable housing crisis. The SanJoaquin Region is no stranger to these housing woes–across the cities and the county, there are not enough homes to meet the current need and not enough funding to build necessary units. Building a broader range of... Read more