Public Safety Realignment
In 2011, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the Public Safety Realignment Act (Assembly Bill 109), which transfers responsibility for supervising specific low-level inmates and parolees from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to counties. Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) took effect on October 1, 2011 and realigns three major areas of the criminal justice system. On a prospective basis, the legislation:
- Transfers the location of incarceration for lower-level offenders (specified non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders) from state prison to local county jail and provides for an expanded role for post-release supervision for these offenders;
- Transfers responsibility for post-release supervision of lower-level offenders (those released from prison after having served a sentence for a non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offense) from the state to the county level by creating a new category of supervision called Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS);
- Transfers the housing responsibility for parole and PRCS revocations to local jail custody. The Contra Costa County 2011/12 Public Safety Realignment Implementation Plan, which was presented to the Board of Supervisors and adopted on September 27, 2011, provides a plan for the first, partial year of AB109 funding.
The Contra Costa County 2011/12 Public Safety Realignment Implementation Plan, which was presented to the Board of Supervisors and adopted on September 27, 2011, provides a plan for the first, partial year of AB109 funding.
The Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee created an Ad Hoc Committee to develop an Operational Plan at the Sept 6, 2012 regular meeting. The Ad Hoc Committee developed the plan at meetings held throughout the county during September and October 2012. The Executive Committee adopted the Operational Plan as amended on November 9, 2012.
In 2010, over 200 county and community partners engaged in a strategic planning process to develop the Contra Costa County Reentry Strategic Plan, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 30, 2011
Reentry Network for Returning Citizens
The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens in East and Central County is a networked system of services that provides a "No Wrong Door" service mechanism to help returned citizens succeed in reintegrating into the communities where they resided before incarceration.