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 Approve referral to Administration to report to the Board in March 2019 regarding an inventory and evaluation of existing parenting programs at the Jails and Reentry Resource Center, as well as a plan that measures the outcomes of existing programs.
Recent Board Actions Approve and authorize advertisement of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the New Main Jail South Project.
Recent Board Actions Approve $30,580 transfer of funds within the Facilities and Fleet Department budget, relating to the Elmwood Kitchen Hood Renovation Project.
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 updated status of jail reform efforts.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report from the Office of the County Executive relating to the New Jail Replacement Facility for Main Jail South.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report from the Office of the County Executive relating to communication strategies used to provide information on changes in the jail to inmates, families, and the public.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report relating to the scope of work for the solicitation to retain the services of a consulting firm to conduct a staffing study of the Office of the Sheriff and Department of Correction, to include both jail system and law enforcement.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report from Custody Health Services relating to the Custody Health Service Data Report.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Receive report from Custody Health Services relating to inmate access to prescribed medication upon release.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Approve recommendations relating to Bids for construction of Capital Project 263-CP16003 "Main Jail South Abatement, Demolition and Temporary Provisions."

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