About the Program
California has made historic changes to its public safety system by moving key responsibilities from the state to the counties. This change has dramatically reduced the state’s prison population, put new stress on county jails and probation departments, and raised public safety concerns. PPIC research fellow Magnus Lofstrom will provide an overview of realignment to date, and a panel of corrections leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities for state and local officials.
11:45 a.m. Registration begins
12:05 p.m. Welcome
David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Magnus Lofstrom, research fellow, PPIC
12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC
Loni Hancock, member, California State Senate
Adam Christianson, sheriff, Stanislaus County
Matthew Cate, executive director, California State Association of Counties
Linda Penner, chief probation officer, Fresno County Probation Department
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.