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CSAC Webinar: Safety Up, Costs Down: Putting Results First

May 5, 2016

Recent public safety reforms, such as 2011 realignment and Proposition 47, have placed California in a unique place. Counties are now responsible for a wide array of offenders, some of which are staying longer in jail. Serving this variety of criminogenic needs, counties have new incentives to find methods that maximize their resources.

In response, CSAC has partnered with The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a joint project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The program helps jurisdictions identify which programs will be most effective and produce the highest rate of return on investment. The program is already active in four California counties as well as 22 other states.

It works because it doesn’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. The program builds staff capacity in the county and provides continuous technical assistance, making sure a county has the tools it needs to figure out which evidence-based programs best fit the community’s needs.

Join us as we explore the case study of Kern County and the lessons they have taken from their experience implementing Results First.

  • What obstacles did they face?
  • What kind of results do they expect?
  • What can other counties learn from their experience?
  • What types of projects fit the new programs best?

Register for CSAC’s next webinar to join our expert presenters as they answer these questions and give an update on changes to the programs pending in the Legislature.

– Cassandra Friedberg, Supervising Departmental Analyst, Kern County
– Sheriff Donny Youngblood, Kern County
– Benjamin Fulton, Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts
– Amalia Mejia, Realignment Program Coordinator, CSAC

May 11, 2016
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Register now!

And remember, CSAC’s previous webinars are available for free online!

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