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Winter road

 

Winter is here, along with the sometimes unpredictible winter weather. We have the following driving tips to help keep you and your families safe this winter.

  • Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

For more winter driving tips visit http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.Wh2PoCLoe70

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red-ribbon-week

Once again, it is that time of year to observe and participate in Red Ribbon Week. This campaign is observed during October 23rd – 31st and it is a great opportunity to take a stand and promote drug free communities.

Did you know that your local Sheriffs work hard to keep children and schools drug free? In fact, the California State Sheriff's Association (CSSA) assists the Sheriffs with obtaining ribbons, wristbands, and stickers promoting the message of living drug free. Our Sheriffs often distribute these items during community events and to their local schools.

CSSA and the Sheriffs of California urge you to stand with us and support this meaningful campaign:

1) Talk to the children in your life about the harmful consequences of drug abuse. Remember that prescription drugs left out in the open can be a risk as well.

2) Consider donating to this powerful cause. Your donations to CSSA provide your sheriffs with the needed training to carry on this battle to keep drugs off the streets and keep our communities safe.

Call us at 800-761-2772 or visit us at http://www.calsheriffs.org/ to make a donation. (please indicate “RRW” in the additional comments section)

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REFER A FRIEND FOR MEMBERHSIP

 

Calling all members, the California Sheriffs need you! In an effort to promote our highly-regarded membership program, we are offering our Refer-A-Friend promotion. Every existing member who refers a new individual or business to join our organization receives ONE FREE YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP!

 

As an esteemed existing member, you may be aware that this membership was designed for individuals and businesses that want to take a proactive approach to supporting public safety. Every membership donation helps organize vital training for our sheriffs along with their staff. Our training events deliver crucial knowledge involving modern law enforcement practices, the latest developments in technology, financial practices, administrative processes, basic civil procedures, and much more.

 

Don’t forget to tell your friends that these donations are tax-deductible! California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All money contributed, goes directly to our programs and operations and stays in local California communities.

 

Our sheriffs work hard to protect our communities, but they cannot do it alone! The more members we have, the stronger our voice will be and the broader our services can extend. Don’t wait, this offer is only good while supplies last! Refer your friend today!

Click here to download application.

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CSSA Participates in May 7, 2015 Press Conference in Support of “Stepping Up,” a National Initiative to Reduce the Number of Mentally Ill in Jails 

 

Sacramento May 7, 2015 – Today, CSSA participated in a press conference hosted by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) in support of a national initiative entitled, “Stepping Up” that is being launched this week. The goal of the initiative is to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Stepping Up is co-sponsored by the Council on State Governments Justice Center, National Association of Counties, and American Psychiatric Association.

 

Speakers included Matt Cate, Executive Director – California State Association of Counties; Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens – CSSA Board Member and Major County Sheriffs’ Association 1st Vice President: Chief Probation Officer Mack Jenkins, San Diego County; Senator Robert Hertzberg, D-18th District; Darrell Steinberg, former California State Senate President Pro Tem; Dr. Renee Binder, President-Elect – American Psychiatric Association; Council Member Riki Hokama, Maui County – National Association of Counties President.

 

Stepping Up Initiative

The number of people with mental illnesses in U.S. jails has reached a crisis level. Those who deal with this problem every day agree that the current approach does little to improve public safety, stresses already strained budgets, and hurts people with mental illness and their loved ones. 

 

Stepping Up seeks to bring local and state stakeholders together around a common goal: to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. A collaboration between the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Foundation, Stepping Up calls for key actions, including collecting data to determine the extent of the problem within each jail, developing a plan that draws on proven research to combat the problem, and designing an approach to track progress going forward. And everyone – from a local policymaker to a family member of a person with mental illness – can play a critical role in the initiative in bringing this issue to national attention.

 

Click here for more detailed information on the Stepping Up Initiative and how you can participate.  You can also visit https://stepuptogether.org/

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IMPORTANT WARNING - PHONE SCAMS

 

The California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation (CSSAF) has been recently advised that citizens have received suspicious phone calls that appear to be coming from either our main number 916.375.8000 or our fax number 916.375.8017. This scam involves callers posing as law enforcement and threatening legal action if you do not pay them. If you receive any suspicious calls, DO NOT give out any personal information, such as social security number, bank account numbers, etc., and report these calls to your local law enforcement agency immediately.

 

Please be advised that the California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation does not solicit by phone.

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 LONG-TERM OFFENDERS IN COUNTY JAILS

CSSA SURVEY (as of 4/25/14)

Summary Letter

Detailed Spreadsheet

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  AB 109 REALIGNMENT INFORMATION

AB 109 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2011) became effective on October 1, 2011. Beginning on October 1 all qualifying low level offenders convicted of non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenses will begin serving their sentence at the local level rather than in state prison.

Below we have gathered information that has been distributed to our membership regarding realignment. Additionally, we have provided links to other helpful websites related to realignment.

  Video - Criminal Justice Realignment - What Counties Need To Know To Implement

Note: Viewers may need to download an add-on to PowerPoint to view. Instructions are on the video page.


Criminal Justice Realignment Implementing Legislation 

 Reports

 CDCR Documents

 

Other Resources:

  • CSAC 
  • CPOC
  • CPCA
  • Joint Venture Program URL
  • CALREALIGNMENT.ORG -The CALrealignment.org website was developed as part of a state-wide conference on criminal justice realignment that was held on September 21 in Sacramento. The website will continue to present information on best practices, assist counties to access technical assistance providers, and make available county realignment plans as they are approved.

 

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Member Discounts

Members and Corporate 100 Partners, as a thank you for being a fundamental part of our organization, CSSAF is now offering all current members and Corporate 100 Partners an exclusive discount code to use whenever you rent a car through Enterprise. Be sure to reserve your next rental car through enterprise.com and contact us to access the code.

 

Please note, CSSAF does not receive monetary proceeds from this arrangement. This discount was arranged solely to serve as an additional benefit to our members.

 

For more info, please call 916-375-8000 or email jmurrey@calsheriffs.org.

 

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VINE

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone,email or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number. Click Here for More Information

 

For Counties: To view updates regarding California VINE; please link to: http://www.appriss.com/cavine/