CSAC Statement in Response to Governor’s Administration of Justice Proposal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2016
Contact: Gregg Fishman, Communications Coordinator
916-327-7500, ext. 516
SACRAMENTO – The following statement is attributed to CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate.
“California counties will closely examine the Governor’s proposal. Per our Association’s procedures, our next step is to refer it to our Administration of Justice Policy Committee for consideration.”
“Counties have done an admirable job implementing adult and juvenile justice reforms that have shifted population and more responsibility onto local governments. In addition to housing more inmates in jails, counties are also supervising more offenders through probation and offering a variety of innovative alternatives to incarceration including mental health services, education, job training, substance use treatment and other services that reduce recidivism and improve public safety.”
“While much progress has been made, counties recognize that the state is still under Federal Court order to further reduce the prison inmate population. CSAC truly values the diversity of opinion among our members on issues of complex public policy and we want to make sure the Governor’s proposal is fully understood and vetted.”
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) serves as the effective advocate and unified voice of California’s 58 counties.