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 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.
Recent Board Actions Adopted Salary Ordinance No. NS-5.23.02, an Ordinance amending Santa Clara County Salary Ordinance No. NS-5.23 relating to compensation of employees adding a sign-on bonus for Psychiatrists in the Custody Health Services Department.
Recent Board Actions Received report from the Office of the County Counsel relating to options for transferring rehabilitative jail functions to the Department of Correction and provide direction regarding next steps.
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. 19-12, Main Jail and Elmwood Custody Health Services Staff Work Area Modifications.
Recent Board Actions Approved recommendations relating to the pilot program to subsidize the cost of inmate phone calls.

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