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Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting July 10, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting May 8, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting March 13, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting January 16, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 15, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 25, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 12, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting August 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting July 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting May 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Monterey County works to track data on realignment, crime rate

Now, despite the somewhat quixotic nature of the quest, Monterey County officials are working to come up with a more fact-based view of local crime and whether state prisoner realignment plays any role in it.

Realignment's effect should be revealed

Gov. Jerry Brown's "realignment" of the state's penal system is a year old and he claims it's been so successful in reducing prison overcrowding that federal judges should butt out, even though it hasn't reached the mandated level of 137.5% of prison design capacity.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Jan. 2013

Unofficial notes from the Jan. 17, 2013 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Nov. 2012

Unofficial notes from the Nov. 8, 2012 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Heller de Leon.

Why Juvenile Justice Systems Need Local Data
Why Juvenile Justice Systems Need Local Data Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, September 18, 2012
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Sept. 2012

Unofficial notes from the Nov. 8, 2012 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Heller de Leon.

San Francisco data collection needs upgrade
An article in the Bay Citizen today sheds much needed light on the importance and lack of accurate data collection in San Francisco.  In particular, the article notes the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) underreports the arrests of Latino and Asian residents (the city's two largest minority groups) by misclassifying them at "white" or "other."  These inaccuracies have significant repercussions that effect not only law enforcement, but policymakers, and local residents.  For example in…
Farrell Special Master Report Compliance Tables

A court-appointed Special Master monitors DJF’s compliance with the Farrell consent decree and through the issuance of periodic progress reports. This is a summary of the reports. 

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