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Video: The Impact of Realignment on Recidivism December 18 2017 Public safety realignment has had a modest effect on recidivism, varying across counties and groups of offenders. These are the findings of a new PPIC report presented in Sacramento.
New Laws Expand Criminal Justice Reforms November 7 2017 The governor recently signed a number of bills that extend the state’s efforts to reform its adult and juvenile criminal justice system.
Sentence Enhancements: Next Target of Corrections Reform? September 27 2017 California has many sentence enhancements—such as Three Strikes—which increase the usual punishment for an offense. A bill on the governor’s desk would repeal one of them.
Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes September 25 2017 Corrections reforms in California have not resulted in a broad surge in crime. But the statewide numbers mask substantial differences across counties.
Video: Reforms Challenge County Probation Departments September 18 2017 Changes in criminal justice policy have significantly altered the role of probation in California and have put considerable demands on counties.