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May 2011

Another Voice: Humboldt County Lets Transition-Age Foster Youth Do the Talking

What makes an excellent system of care for transition-age foster youth? Humboldt County believes there are no better experts than the youth themselves.

In 2008, the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTACY) was launched in partnership with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, the Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project, California Youth Connection, and Youth In Mind. The goal of this initiative is to build an effective, responsive, and youth-informed system of care for transition-age foster youth.

Another Voice: Strategic Reentry Plan Puts Contra Costa Ahead of the Eight Ball

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday (May 23) upheld a federal court decision that mandated the release of up to 40,000 inmates from the California prison system. Fortunately, we’ve been working on this issue for almost two years. We have a strategic reentry plan for the county and are in the midst of seeking grants to fund [...]

April Surprises Bring May Revises

What to do with the extra revenue, if any?

Another Voice: Discussing Policy and Meeting the President

On Tuesday, May 3, I had the incredible privilege of attending at an important meeting in the Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. Attended by NACo representatives from throughout the country, we had an opportunity to discuss key policy issues with Cabinet secretaries – not to mention the President and Vice President!  David Agnew, Deputy Director [...]