The County of Santa Clara
California

Report
71197

Approve Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Adult Re-entry Work Plan for the Re-Entry Network.

Information

Department:Office of the County ExecutiveSponsors:
Category:Report

Attachments

  1. Adult Reentry Work Plan FY 14-15_FINAL

Body

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

At this time, there are no direct costs to the General Fund.  Future recommendations for the project implementation will be considered through Public Safety Realignment funding.

 

CONTRACT HISTORY

In August 2011, the County was awarded the federal government’s Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Planning Grant in the amount of $50,000.  The County contracted with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) to facilitate and develop the Fiver-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan.  NCCD and the Strategic Planning Team met from March to July 2012 towards the development of the Plan.

 

Based on the approved Five-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan, County Executive’s Office (CEO) released a Request-For-Proposals (RFP-CEO-FY13-0301) via BidSync on April 30, 2013 to solicit education, employment, family reunification and health and well-being services for custodial and non-custodial adults that are high-risk to re-offend.

 

On August 13, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved the Adult Reentry Services contracts to the following vendors to implement programs in the education, employment, family reunification, and health and well-being domain:

·        Education – Milpitas Adult Education

·        Employment – Catholic Charities, Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley, and InnVision Shelter Network

·        Family Reunification – Community Solutions

·        Health and Well-Being – Community Solutions

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

The Five-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan lays out the multi-prong approach to creating a seamless system of services, support, and supervision that is the mission of the Re-Entry Network.  Implementation of this plan is dependent on the continued leadership and collaboration of County departments, community providers, partners, stakeholders, activists, formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.

 

On March 26, 2014, the Re-Entry Governance Network unanimously approved the work plan. This is an opportunity for Public Safety and Justice Committee to review the Adult Reentry Work Plan for the second year implementation and to provide direction, comment, and recommendations for further development of the work plan.

 

CHILD IMPACT

The recommended action could have a positive impact on building safer communities and stronger families by reducing crime and recidivism through proper assessment and effective programming in-custody and in the community.

 

SENIOR IMPACT

The recommended action could have a positive impact on senior age inmates by ensuring better linkages between inmate/ex-offenders and the resources and benefits needed for a stable, self-sufficient, successful lifestyle.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.

 

BACKGROUND

On March 1, 2011, the Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of a cross-system reentry network to develop and implement an adult reentry plan for the County.  The Santa Clara County Re-Network identifies comprehensive reentry and recidivism reduction strategies to elevate existing efforts, streamline processes in linking inmates to effective in-custody and community-based programming, identifies cost-saving methods, and prepares Santa Clara county for the realignment of parolees and low-level prisoners under AB 109.

 

In August 2011, the County was awarded a federal grant, Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Planning Grant, in the amount of $50,000.  The County contracted with NCCD to facilitate and develop the Five-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan.  The Re-Entry Network Governance convened and appointed 23 members to the strategic planning team.  NCCD and the Strategic Planning Team met from March to July 2012 towards the development of the Plan.  On October 23, 2012, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Five-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan for implementation.

 

On January 25, 2013, the County Executive’s Office launched Year 1 Implementation of the Adult Reentry Strategic Plan and established five strategic workgroups:

·        Education

·        Employment

·        Family Reunification & Support

·        Health & Well-Being

·        Housing

From February to March 2013, ninety individuals representing County departments, community service providers, and formerly incarcerated individuals were engaged in the planning process.  Members of the five strategic workgroups met four times to develop the Adult Reentry Work Plan for Year 1 implementation of the Five-Year Adult Reentry Strategic Plan.

 

From July 2013 to March 2014, the workgroups continued to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the progress of the Adult Reentry Work Plan and to explore activities for Year 2 implementation.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The Adult Reentry Work Plan for Year 2 implementation will not be executed.

 

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

Upon approval by the Public Safety and Justice Committee, the Adult Reentry Work Plan will move to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

Meeting History

Apr 16, 2014 2:00 PM Video Public Safety and Justice Committee Regular Meeting

Added to the consent calendar at the request of Vice Chairperson Chavez.

RESULT:FORWARDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Cindy Chavez, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Mike Wasserman, Chairperson
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez
May 13, 2014 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Cindy Chavez, Supervisor
SECONDER:Ken Yeager, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian

Transcript

Apr 16, 2014 2:00 PMPublic Safety and Justice CommitteeRegular Meeting

 

2:03 PMOn today's agenda. I don't see any speaker cards so that completes particular portion. Item three is approval of the consent agenda. Supervisor chavez.
2:04 PMThank you. I wanted to recommend for consent item six which is a civil detainer staffing plan, item seven, the adult reentry plan unless they want to present and number 14 unless they want to present so I wanted to give anybody here to brag a little otherwise you're fine.
(inaudible).
You're on? okay. for items seven and 14 anyone that made the time to present --
So we will do six and seven and ask about 14 later in the meeting.
Well, then we won't approve it now on consent.
Yeah. we will do six and seven.
And leave 14 on the calendar and item four approval of the minutes is already in the consent so without further discuss and objection.
2:05 PMSo moved.
Passes nam nam and for the record that is items items four, six and seven and we now move onto item five and county executive are you starting us off or james. James william our deputy county executive.
Good afternoon. item five is our roll back related to the nominations process to fill the community slots on the public safety work group. As the committee will recall at the lat meeting I provided an update about the process. We went out and solicited interested parties. We had six individuals apply for the five community slotos the work group. We did note that the requested positions did not concerned well with the five -- cord spond with the slots so we remember that the committee suggest that the board remove the specific designations. Other than that the information is in the packet and it's really up to the committee how to proceed to forward these to the full board for appointment.
2:06 PMThank you for the clear and clean report. Supervisor chavez.
So I will move the recommendation with the addition of allowing -- since we had six apply instead of five remove the number and have all six and I would like them to pick one representative instead of the two and the only other thing I wanted to add I wanted to change the long name to people can remember -- slash, not be bitter with me about and use "bail and work release group" just to make it simples.
2:07 PMThat all sounds fine to me.
Thank you. any other comments, questions?
Yes, who else is on the committee besides the five people or six people that are listed here?
So that was -- that's a good question. We had a long list that we probably didn't include here.
James, could you answer that m.
Sure. there was a long list approved by the board back on February 25. That list includes supervisors chair, county counsel, district attorney, sheriff, chief of correction, probation, trial services, public director. Representative from the police chief's association. The superior court and the chief chief executive officer of the superior court and that was items number 11 and 16 from the February 25 meeting.
2:08 PMAny further questions or concerns, issues? okay. The motion made and seconded and that passes and I think that covers a and b, correct?