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Ventura County Kicks Off Results First Initiative

June 15, 2017

CSAC and the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative kicked-off the Ventura County partnership on June 8th.  The Chief Probation Officer Mark Varela and County Executive Officer Michael Powers made opening remarks encouraging their staff to embark on this journey that will help them use evidenced-based practices that are cost-beneficial to their county. 

Ventura County is not new to evidenced-based practices. The county plans to use the Results First approach to create a baseline of programs offered in their criminal justice system and obtain a cost-benefit analysis of those programs. This is a county effort approach that will include all key public safety stakeholders. CSAC along with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative will be providing technical assistance to Ventura County to utilize the Results First tools. 

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