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Second Annual Conference on Public Safety Realignment

Innovations in Public Safety and Justice in California: Practices in Population Management

Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento

The second annual conference on realignment will explore safe and effective methods of local correctional population management. It will provide a concrete strategies and tactics that Community Corrections Partnerships can utilize to engage in systemic, data-driven efforts to manage the correctional population while improving public safety. Research-based examples and concepts will be presented along with practical approaches for bridging the gap between research and practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from local and national practitioners, researchers, and topical experts, and from each other, about innovative practices. Population management will be explored systemically from the multiple viewpoints, including the impact of front-end decision making (charging and sentencing); proven practices; how to structure and use data to inform system-wide decision making; and fiscal impact.

The conference was designed for County Supervisors, Chief Probation Officers, Sheriffs, District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Judges, County Administrative Officers, Police Chiefs, Health and Human Service Officials and other members of Community Corrections Partnerships in California. It is sponsored by the Joint Training Partnership of the California State Association of Counties, California State Sheriffs' Association and Chief Probation Officers of California. Additional funding support provided by the California Endowment, Californians for Safety and Justice, and the Rosenberg Foundation.

Date and Time:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm PST (Lunch Provided)
  • Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30 am to noon PST


Conference Materials:

► Practices in Population Management Registration Flier (pdf)

► Practices in Population Management Agenda with Speaker Biographies (pdf)

► Materials by session

  • Viewing Population Management from a Systemic Perspective
    • Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ The Common Denominator:.Risk-Based Population Management (pdf)
  • Charging and Sentencing Practices
    • Arizona Adult Probation, Probation Works in Arizona FY11: Safer Communities (pdf)
    • Pretrial Justice Institute Pretrial Risk Assessment 101: Science Provides Guidance on Managing Defendants (link)
    • Sample Evidenced Based Uniform Conditions(Word Doc)
    • Evidence Based Presentence Reports
      • Example 1 (pdf)
      • Example 2 (pdf)
      • Example 3 (pdf)
  • What Works in Population Management
    • Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ Pretrial Services (pdf)
    • Marin County Probation Pretrial Release program (pdf)
    • Resources from Santa Cruz (pdf)
  • Widening the Lens to Improve Outcomes
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Cost Offset of Treatment Services (pdf)
    • RAND Corporation: Understanding the Public Health Implications of Prisoner Reentry in California, State-of-the-State Report (link)
    • Justice Center, The Council of State Governments: Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision (link)
    • Justice Policy Institute: Substance Abuse Treatment and Public Safety (link)
    • National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse: Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide (link)
    • ACE Reporter: The findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (pdf)
    • Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency Widening the Lens to Improve Outcomes; HHSA Perspective (pdf)
  • Impact of Parolee and Probationer Populations on Arrest Activity
    • The Council of State Governments Justice Center Measuring the Impact of Parolees and Probationers on Adult Arrests in Four California Jurisdictions PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)
    • The Council of State Governments Justice Center The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities Report (link)
  • Maximizing Return on Investment: New Policies, New Tools
    • California Counties Presentation (pdf)
    • Pew Center on the States Smarter Choices... Safer Communities (pdf)
    • Pew Public Safety Publications (Word Doc)
    • Pew Center on the States, Results First: Better Results, Lower Costs; Washington State’s Cutting-Edge Policy Analysis Model (link)
    • Pew Center on the States, Results First: Fact Sheet (pdf)
  • Will Realignment Really Work?
    • Public Policy Institute of California Evaluating the Effects of California’s Corrections Realignment on Public Safety (pdf)
    • Joan Petersilia, Ph.D. Road Map for Realignment (pdf)
    • Joan Petersilia, Ph.D. A Decade of Experimenting with Intermediate Sanctions (pdf)
    • Joan Petersilia, Ph.D. What Works in Prisoner Reentry? (pdf)
    • Joan Petersilia, Ph.D. Looking Past the Hype:10 Questions Everyone Should About California’s Realignment (pdf)
    • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation A Training Manual for the California Program Assessment Process (CPAP) (pdf)
  • Roundtable Discussions
    • Risk Based Decision Making
    • Pretrial Options
    • Charging Practices
    • Sentencing Practices
    • Service Continuums (jail and community)
    • Impacts of Realignment
    • County-Wide Population Management Measuring Practices
    • Cost-Benefit Practices
    • Public Engagement
    • Building a Healthy and Collaborative Community Corrections Partnership

Other Resources:

For further information please contact:

  • For questions/comments regarding conference logistics please contact Bill Chiat, Institute for Excellence in County Government
  • For questions/comments regarding conference content please contact Kristy Pierce-Danford, Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ

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