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
Finance and Government Operations Committee (FGOC) Special FGOC meeting on Jail Reforms
Recent Board Actions Request that the Office of the Sheriff, the Department of Correction and the Office of the County Executive work together on procuring expert assistance to conduct a staffing study of the Santa Clara County jails
Recent Board Actions Authorize extension of extra-help hours beyond the 1,040-hours limitation for the period December 12, 2017 through March 31, 2018 for 216 per diem and extra-help registered nurses for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Custody Health Services
Summarized Recommendations Summarized Recommendations
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Study Session Materials
Recent Board Actions Receive status report relating to the Jail Diversion Program
Recent Board Actions Receive report from the Sheriff's Office relating to additional assault data
Recent Board Actions Receive report from the Office of the County Executive and the Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC relating to budget actions already taken and projected future costs of jail reforms
Recent Board Actions Approve Agreement with CGL Companies, LLC relating to providing consulting services for jail organizational structure in an amount not to exceed $55,110 for period December 5, 2017 through June 30, 2018
Recent Board Actions Approve the pre-qualification package for Correctional Facility Improvement projects including facilities at Main Jail North and Elmwood Correctional Facility and authorize advertisement of the pre-qualification package

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