Report from the Commission on the Status of Women relating to the Jail Monitoring Report

Department:    Commission on the Status of Women    Sponsors:    
Category:    Hearing

In the Fall of 2013, the Department of Correction, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Office of Women's Policy (OWP) established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for what is believed to be the first County Jail Monitoring Program in California for a Women's Facility in order to maintain a consistent focus on the needs of female offenders and for the development of an annual report on the progress being made. The Office of Women's Policy provides the initial training for jail monitors and coordinates this effort which to date has trained 18 Commissioners and community volunteers to conduct "observation tours,” focus groups and interviews with staff and female inmates.


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