Over the course of the past year, a great deal of focus has been placed on Santa Clara County’s Correctional system. Making an appreciable impact on the custody and health systems within the jails will take months, and a full remedy to this crisis may take years.  This webpage contains the County’s many jail reform efforts and will be continually updated with new documents, reports, and information as a result of fast-paced incremental work and phased addition of resources dedicated to these important efforts

Summarized recommendations were created to group like recommendations and are updated to reflect any new information on implementation of all of the jail reform recommendations.  As such, the Jail Reform Matrix will no longer be updated and any updated status and budget changes will be reflected in Summarized Recommendations.

Date Category Title
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report from the Office of the County Executive, Office of the Sheriff, Custody Health Services, and Facilities and Fleet Department relating to the status of jail reform efforts.
Recent Board Actions Receive report from the Office of the County Executive and the Office of the Sheriff relating to a custodial facility condition assessment.
Recent Board Actions Adopted Ordinance No. NS-300.976, amending Sections A20-8 and A20-9 relating to the Office of the Sheriff’s Military Equipment Use Policy.
Recent Board Actions Approved Sixth Amendment to Agreement with Traditions Psychology Group, Inc., dba Traditions Behavioral Health, relating to providing psychiatric physician services for County of Santa Clara correctional facilities.
Recent Board Actions Approved retroactive First Amendment to Agreement with California Forensic Medical Group, Inc., relating to providing on-site, on-call, and tele-health physician services in County correctional facilities.
Recent Board Actions Received report from Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring relating to Office of the Sheriff use of chemical agents in planned use of force incidents.
Recent Board Actions Adopted Salary Ordinance No. NS-5.24.20 relating to compensation of employees adjusting salaries for classifications represented by Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association.
Recent Board Actions Approve Agreement with Correctional Peace Officers’ Association.
Recent Board Actions Approved Appropriation Modification related to the Office of the Sheriff and Department of Correction to support projects, services, supplies, and implementation of grants.
Recent Board Actions Accepted Project as complete and authorized the Clerk of the Board to execute Notice of Completion of Contract and Acceptance of Work on Contract No. 21-07, "Improve Elmwood ADA Path of Travel" Project No. 263-CP20016.

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