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 Chaplaincy Services - Department of Correction
Recent Board Actions Agreement for Assessment of Health Care Services Provided in County Jails
Recent Board Actions Amendment to Agreement for ADA Training and Consulting Services in the Jails
Recent Board Actions Jail Facilities ADA Modifications Project
Recent Board Actions Augmentation of Behavioral Health Services to Inmates in County Jail
Recent Board Actions Salary Ordinance Amendment to Add Positions for Custody Health Staffing
Historical Documents Summary of Actions Taken to Address Issues Identified in the County’s Correctional System
Recent Board Actions Addressing various compliance, ADA, training, classification, and recruitment needs in the County jails
Expert Reports Department of Correction Mobility Assessment by Sabot Consulting
Commission Reports Report from the Commission on the Status of Women relating to the Jail Monitoring Report

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