We’ve all experienced this challenge. It’s late in the day and you’ve just been asked to speak in two days at a regional meeting about youth and green jobs. Or, an item dealing with options for financing energy efficiency improvements in county buildings is on next week’s agenda and you want to be prepared to [...]
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.
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 [...]
Government hates to give up control. It isn’t good at it. But sometimes it is necessary. This is one of those times.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal makes the case for realignment, the restructuring of state-local relationships that, in this case, redirects responsibility and resources for government programs from the state to the counties.
In Riverside County, redevelopment is the essential tool eradicating blight, building affordable housing and bringing much-needed jobs and public projects to revitalize communities.