Administration of Justice News Briefs
BSCC Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Project Meets
The Board of State and Community Corrections’ Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Project Executive Steering Committee will meet February 22 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at their Sacramento headquarters. The LEAD project provides $15 million for up to three jurisdictions to make treatment, counseling, housing and other services available to willing individuals instead of prosecution. The dual goals of the program are to reduce costs associated with incarceration and prosecution by diverting low-level offenders to social service programs. Agenda topics includes: a review of the LEAD project, an overview of the rating process and evaluation rater training. For more information and a copy of the agenda please click here.
Stepping Up Network Call: Introduction to the Network and Making the Six Questions Work for You
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Stepping Up Initiative is hosting its first technical assistance network call on March 2 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. The goal of this call is inform counties of the purpose and goals of the technical assistance network. During this call, counties will engage in a discussion on the “Six Questions” report and how the planning process described in the report could be a useful tool in their Stepping Up efforts. For more details and to register for the call please click here.