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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.

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California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation

 Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

Respect * Honor * Remember

 

The California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation (CSSAF) asks you to salute and remember the heroic men and women of law enforcement during CSSAF’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Week May 3-9. Thousands will meet at our State’s Capitol to participate in honoring those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

These times provide us a special opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation to those officers who daily serve and protect the public, and those that have lost their lives in the line of duty. We hope that you will join us in recognizing their bravery.

 

This appreciation week is also a way to draw attention and focus to the ongoing need for vigilance against all forms of crime.

 

We can never repay our debt to these officers and their families, but we can pay tribute to their memory.

 

 

HOW TO DONATE:

 

Mail Donation to: 1231 I Street, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814

Call to donate over the phone with a credit card at 800-761-2772 or 916-375-8000.

Click on the donate button on our website.

 

 

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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,” said CSSA President, Sheriff Adam Christianson.

 

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2015 CPOMF

 

Information on California Peace Officer Memorial                

The California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor Californias peace officers who gave their lives In The Line of Duty serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support to the family members left behind. Below is the May Ceremonial Schedule, list of all officers to be honored as well as CA State income tax donation information. 

Ceremonial Schedule
List of Honored Officers
Tax Information

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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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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is committed to ensuring that crime victims and survivors are afforded the utmost respect in exercising their legal rights after the offender(s) responsible for the crime committed against them is sentenced to CDCR’s jurisdiction. The Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) has a responsibility to support victims of all offenders under CDCR jurisdiction, whether juvenile or adult, incarcerated or on parole.

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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/