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Don’t Stop Now: California leads the nation in using public higher education to address mass incarceration. Will we continue? (2018)

This publication highlights California’s successful efforts to build public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state.

What Works? Short-Term, In-Custody Treatment Programs

This report reviews the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, education, substance abuse, mental illness and other treatment programs.

Condom Distribution in Jail to Prevent HIV Infection

This report examines the structural intervention of providing one condom a week to inmates in the LA County Men’s Central Jail MSM unit.

Pretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail

This publication examines the challenges of relying on a monetary bail system and highlights existing solutions, such as pretrial services.

Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States

Three states – New York, NewJersey, and California – have achieved prison population reductions in the range of 25%. They have also seen their crime rates generally decline at a faster pace than the national average.

Female Realignment Report: An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment

California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 transferred jurisdiction and funding for managing lower-level criminal offenders from the State to the counties.

Health Care Reform and County Criminal Justice Systems: An Introduction to Health Care Reform and the Opportunities and Challenges for County Criminal Justice Systems

This course provides an overview of how upcoming changes to California’s health care system will impact local criminal justice systems.

Jail Population Management Strategies in a Post-Realignment Era

This fact sheet lists four available deliberate interventions that counties can employ to alleviate jail bed space and improve public safety outcomes.

Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes

This article explains the utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's CTU.

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