Archive

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
Recent Board Actions Received report from the Office of the Sheriff relating to staffing and recruitment efforts.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Received 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 the jail reform efforts.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Received report from Custody Health Services and Office of the Sheriff relating to responses to recommendations from a report from the Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Considered recommendations relating to the New Jail Replacement Facility project.
Recent Board Actions Approved Fifth 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 Agreements relating to providing religious services for inmates.
Recent Board Actions Received report relating to the Main Jail North (MJN) and Elmwood American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvements and Suicide Watch (SW) Cells Project.
Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring (OCLEM) Received report from the Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring relating to the Inmate Tracking System.
Recent Board Actions Approved recommendations relating to the Inmate Tracking System.
Recent Board Actions Adopted Salary Ordinance relating to compensation of employees authorizing a differential for employees represented by the CPOA when assigned to an adult facility where criminally charged persons are confined or when assigned administrative duties.

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