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July Newsletter: Advancing Alternatives to Incarceration

In Fresno, a community-based approach to pretrial reform; Expert helps Cameo House strengthen its women-centered approach; A new approach for juvenile facilities in California.

A New Year and New Opportunity for Policy Reform in California

In 2014, community advocates and state policymakers should work together to continue focus on three policy areas and develop solutions that reflect the experiences of California’s most vulnerable populations.

Using Community-Based Alternatives to Best Address Status Offenses

What is the best way to address the challenges of youth who break curfew, skip school, or runaway from home? Local justice leaders and policymakers would be wise to support cost-effective and successful alternatives to confinement. 

Pre-booking Diversion To Help Address Health Needs

How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?

CA Forward Forum Discusses Split Sentencing in California

Despite their given benefits, what could explain California's disparity in split sentencing and how can counties work to increase their use?

Innovation in a Land of Justice by Geography

In an era of Realignment a model program is born, San Francisco's Adult Probation Department in partnership with a variety of community-based organizations celebrates the opening of the new Community Assessment and Service Center (CASC).

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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

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