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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the numerous California Wildfires

 

If you would like to receive updates on any of the fires going on within California, below are the links/directions to receiving text notifications for many of the affected counties:

 

- Butte County: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFA19C579EA5

- El Dorado County: ready.edso.org

- Lake County: http://www.nixle.com/

- Mariposa County: http://www.nixle.com/

- Mendocino County: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736722865#/login

- Napa County: http://www.nixle.com/

- Placer County: placeralert.org

- Riverside County: http://www.nixle.com/

- San Diego County: http://www.nixle.com/

- Shasta County: For up to date fire information or if you need shelter or other assistance, use NorCal 211: 1. Dial 2-1-1 2. Text SHASTAFIRE to 898-211. 3. Visit their website: http://211norcal.org/Shasta/disaster-response/resources

 

 

As always Cal Fire is keeping their website updated as well: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

 

 

You can also stay up to date on road closures through www.caltrans.ca.gov

 

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 Summer Safety 2

Recommended Pool and Water Safety Tips 

Swimmers should keep a few safety precautions in mind:

  • Don't go in the water unless you know how to swim
  • Never swim alone
  • Learn CPR and rescue techniques
  • Make sure the body of water matches your skill level; swimming in a pool is much different than swimming in a lake or river, where more strength is needed to handle currents
  • If you do get caught in a current, don't try to fight it; stay calm and float with it, or swim parallel to the shore until you can swim free
  • Swim in areas supervised by a lifeguard
  • Don't push or jump on others
  • Don't dive in unfamiliar areas
  • Never drink alcohol when swimming
  • Never leave your child alone; if you have to leave, take your child with you
  • Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child "drown-proof"
  • Lifeguards aren't babysitters; always keep your eyes on your child
  • Don't let children play around drains and suction fittings
  • Don't underestimate the power of water; even rivers and lakes can have undertows
  • Always have a first aid kit and emergency contacts handy
  • If a child is missing, check the water first

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Project Report from MHSOAC

 TOGETHER WE CAN: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness

California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) launched an eighteen month review of this issue and has just released the report, Together We Can: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness.

 

While not a comprehensive study of mental illness, it’s an actionable roadmap for change calling for California to make an immediate and strong commitment to address this complex issue. “One of the greatest policy failures of our time was dismantling our state mental health care institutions without having adequate community-based treatment in its place,” said MHSOAC Commissioner and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. “Our jails shouldn’t be used in place of treatment. We believe we should, and can, do better.”

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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 members@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/