Salary Ordinance Amendment to Add Positions for Custody Health Staffing

DATE: December 15, 2015

TO: Board of Supervisors

FROM: Maryann Barry, Director, Custody Health Services

SUBJECT: Salary Ordinance Amendment to Add Positions for Custody Health Staffing

For the past ten years, the number of mentally ill inmates who are detained in the Santa Clara County jails has increased on an annual basis. For the past three years, the increase has risen dramatically, to the point of reaching 48% of the incarcerated population, totaling 1,800 inmates.

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