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In the Spotlight: Contra Costa County Successes

A criminologist's new analysis of justice practices in Contra Costa County finds that coordination among agencies, frequent use of split sentencing and probation, and shorter probation terms have mitigated the impacts of Public Safety Realignment and resulted in lower-than-average recidivism rates. 

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Public Safety Realignment is a significant change - and an opportunity.

The 2011 law (AB 109) is a significant new responsibility for counties – shifting management of certain people from California’s prison system to county jails and probation – and it offers the promise of significant reductions in recidivism and justice system costs.

CalRealignment.org provides county officials Realignment updates and guidance on the most effective strategies to improve safety and reduce costs.

Please let us know how else this site can be helpful in your efforts.