In talking with the students in Solano County’s “Money Matters” program for foster youth, there is a common theme among them: they are getting it. For the first time, they are learning about personal finance and the integral role it will play in their future success.
This program is truly a community partnership among public and private organizations, including Solano County Health and Human Services, Travis Credit Union, United Way North Bay and Solano County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Representatives of these groups see the program as an investment into the future of Solano County and its residents, providing much-needed instruction and advice to a group that too often falls through the cracks. Continue reading
There’s a well-known quote that reads, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” In the case of Calaveras County’s behavioral health cell phone program, this simply holds true. To address the isolation and disconnectedness of Calaveras County residents with serious mental illness, behavioral health officials created an innovative way to use mobile phones to support recovery and reduce psychiatric hospitalizations. Continue reading
Today, a bi-partisan group of the California Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works in response to the public comment period for the Policy Guidance Letter (PGL) on Variance from Vegetation Standards for Levees and Floodwalls urging changes to the proposed policy. Continue reading
Monterey County’s KickStart Ex-Offender Re-Entry Employment Program is about providing ex-offenders with the tools to find a job. Through a series of workshops, ex-offenders learn everything from writing a resume and dressing for an interview, to how to show contrition for their offenses. But the value of this program runs much deeper — it’s changing the outlook ex-offenders have of themselves and their lives. Continue reading
Each year, CSAC honors the best and brightest programs our counties have to offer. We do so through our annual Challenge Awards program.
Last year, we added a new component to our ongoing efforts to promote the most innovative and cost-effective programs our counties have developed. In conjunction with National County Government Month in April, we… Continue reading