As part of our Legislative Conference last week, CSAC had the pleasure of recognizing 15 county officials who earned their credentials from the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. With each passing semester, the Institute continues to grow in popularity and depth. Continue reading
More than 300 county officials attended the first day of the 2011 CSAC Legislative Conference in Sacramento today. Featured speakers included Governor Brown, Senator Lois Wolk, Assembly Member and Former CSAC President Rich Gordon, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Matthew Cates, and Sacramento Bee political writer Dan Morain. Here’s a visual look at the day’s events. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
CSAC has sent a letter to the Governor and legislative budget leaders which reaffirms our support of the Governor’s realignment proposal and asks that the special election, needed to ratify the constitutional protections and revenues counties require to take on realigned programs, be held at the earliest possible time.
Excerpts from our letter:
“The concept of realignment – the transfer of responsibilities to counties with an ongoing
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 its implementation.
Having a strategic plan puts us — as a county –… Continue reading