EVENTS/NOTICES

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EVENTS

Bay Area Criminal Justice Reformers Happy Hour

Reform-Minded Criminal Justice Professionals:

Before the dog days of Summer end, let’s mingle, reflect, and share experiences about criminal justice reform in the Bay Area.

  • Bring a topical book to exchange, if you have one.
  • Who knows?  Maybe this will turn into a regular event.

Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Location:  Drake’s Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA (close to 19th St. Bart Station) – Let’s gather at the bleacher seats in the rear section of the patio to start.

 

NOTICES

REQUEST FOR EVALUATION SERVICES

The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Evaluation Services for a new countywide juvenile diversion program, the Youth Diversion with Case Management (YDCM) program. YDCM will divert low risk youth with high social, behavioral, or mental health needs into individualized community-based case management services, in lieu of formal court processing. In Sonoma County, no diversion program with this level of treatment and support currently exits.

The County seeks to contract with an evaluator with broad and successful experience in conducting process and outcome evaluations of juvenile justice and human service programs and interventions that make up the service continuum for the juvenile justice system. The County has budgeted $100,000 for evaluation services for YDCM, to be delivered from December 2019 through February 2023. The County may purchase additional evaluation services for juvenile justice programs in Sonoma County beyond the YDCM evaluation project, depending on local need and readiness to undertake the work.

The Request for Proposals can be accessed on Probation’s website: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Probation/News/RFP-for-Evaluation-Services-for-Youth-Diversion-with-Case-Management/. Proposals are due September 9, 2019. Please note that you must register on the County’s Supplier Portal to receive updates on this solicitation, download/upload materials, and submit proposals.

The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Evaluation Services for a new countywide juvenile diversion program, the Youth Diversion with Case Management (YDCM) program. YDCM will divert low risk youth with high social, behavioral, or mental health needs into individualized community-based case management services, in lieu of formal court processing. In Sonoma County, no diversion program with this level of treatment and support currently exits.

The County seeks to contract with an evaluator with broad and successful experience in conducting process and outcome evaluations of juvenile justice and human service programs and interventions that make up the service continuum for the juvenile justice system. The County has budgeted $100,000 for evaluation services for YDCM, to be delivered from December 2019 through February 2023. The County may purchase additional evaluation services for juvenile justice programs in Sonoma County beyond the YDCM evaluation project, depending on local need and readiness to undertake the work.

The Request for Proposals can be accessed on Probation’s website: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Probation/News/RFP-for-Evaluation-Services-for-Youth-Diversion-with-Case-Management/. Proposals are due September 9, 2019. Please note that you must register on the County’s Supplier Portal to receive updates on this solicitation, download/upload materials, and submit proposals.

 

 

CompStat as a Resource

A group with a goal of helping safer communities flourish by providing information and education about crime-fighting technologies has suggested a regard for an academic resource out of the University of Cincinnati. This resource explains the value of CompStat as a major component of police departments and the future of predictive policing to decrease crime rates.  The guide can be found at:  http://cjonline.uc.edu/resources/infographics/the-future-of-policing-with-compstat/

CALIFORNIA JAIL PROGRAM ASSOCIATION

The California Jail Programs Association (CJPA) is the only organization that addresses the multiple challenges of inmate programming and custodial services in California. The membership is made up of both sworn and non-sworn professionals in corrections, program management, educational, vocational, psych-social services, recreation, pastoral care and behavioral health, from both large and small county jails. CJPA members understand the unique aspects of jail programming and services. The goal of CJPA is to rapidly share information, review best practices and evidence based modalities in program delivery.

The CJPA puts on quarterly conferences. For more information go to their website: http://www.cjpa.org/

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP)

AVP CA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit registered organization. It is funded by donations as well as sliding-scale contributions from participants in community workshops. Prisoners with AVP experience also contribute a significant amount. There are AVP councils around the state, which you can find listed here.  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitates participants’ capacity to positively transform relationships by practicing affirmation, communication, conflict resolution and community building.  All AVP facilitators and participants volunteer their time.

History

AVP was founded in 1975 at Greenhaven Prison in New York State after the Attica prison riots when inmates, local Quakers and other community members collaborated on a curriculum to teach non-violence that was influenced by the Civil Rights movement’s goal to build Beloved Community. From that origin AVP has now spread to 33 states and 45 countries.

Although workshops had been taking place in California since the mid-1980’s, AVP California was formed in 2004 to respond to the call by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to significantly increase the number of workshops in California prisons.  That required increased coordination, outreach, and recruitment of new facilitators across the state. AVP is currently in 22 of the 36 prisons throughout the state of California.  In 2015, AVP California facilitated 393 workshops in 20 state prisons, 3 jails, 2 probation facilities, and 58 community settings. The number of facilitators inside prison increased by 18 percent, from 543 to 636, while the number of community facilitators increased by just over 23 percent, from 163 to 198.     avpcalifornia.org