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 relating to implementation efforts on placement for high-needs women leaving County jail.
Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring (OCLEM) Adopted Ordinance No. NS-300.946 amending Section A20-64 of Chapter V of Division A20 of the Ordinance Code of the County of Santa Clara relating to Cooperation and Access to Information for the Office of Correction and Law Enforcement Monitoring.
Public Safety and Justice Committee (PSJC) Received report from the Office of the Sheriff relating to trends in grievances submitted by inmates in 2019 and 2020.
Public Safety and Justice Committee (PSJC) Received report from Custody Health Services relating to the use of therapeutic programs as incentives for down-classing inmates.
Public Safety and Justice Committee (PSJC) Received report from the Office of the Sheriff, Custody Health Services, and Office of the County Executive relating to well-being training and supports for custody staff.
Off-Agenda Reports Off-Agenda Report from the Sheriff's Office relating to Training Effectiveness and Retention.
Finance and Government Operations Committee (FGOC) Received Management Audit of the Implementation of Custody Improvement Recommendations from the Management Audit Division, and forward to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.
Off-Agenda Reports Protocols to Prevent Transmission of COVID-19 in Custody Settings Report No. 3
Finance and Government Operations Committee (FGOC) Received report from the Office of the County Executive relating to an approach to the Audit of Jail Reforms Recommendations.
Recent Board Actions Received report relating to the New Jail Replacement Facility for Main Jail South.

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