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
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 updated status of jail reform efforts.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Received report relating to implementation and expansion of jail diversion programs aimed at serving criminal justice-involved clients with mental health and co-occurring (mental health and substance use) conditions.
Board Study Sessions on Jail Reforms Received report relating to the Community Awaiting Placement Supervision (CAPS) Program.
Recent Board Actions Approved a request for an Appropriation Modification transferring funds in the amount of $698,214 relating to the proposed restructure of staffing in Custody Health Services.
Off-Agenda Reports Off-Agenda Report from Custody Health Services relating to County Comparisons of Processes and Best Practices of the Hiring Process of Custody Health Workers.
Off-Agenda Reports Off-Agenda Report from Custody Health Services relating to the Types of Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage that Inmates Have Upon Release.
Recent Board Actions Received report relating to framework and next steps to support the County’s justice-involved clients.
Recent Board Actions Approved an increase in the Supplemental Work Allowance (SWA) for the Main Jail South Abatement, Demolition and Temporary Provisions Project increasing the SWA by $800,000.
Off-Agenda Reports Off-Agenda Report from the Office of the Sheriff relating to the COVID-19 Dashboard on the Sheriff's Office Website.
Recent Board Actions Adopted Salary Ordinance No. NS-5.21.57, an Ordinance amending Santa Clara County Salary Ordinance No. NS-5.21 relating to compensation of employees, adding and deleting various positions as part of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Mid-Year Budget Review.

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