Community Safety & Justice In Action
Public safety, violence prevention, reentry from incarceration; juvenile and adult criminal justice reform-all remain critical issues for low income communities of color and communities across the county. Oakland and Alameda County have tremendous opportunities to “get it right” and to use the policy and programmatic tools to make a real difference in creating safe, healthy and vibrant communities we all want and need. Recently, the Council worked with partners to create the Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform with an immediate focus on AB109 Criminal Justice Realignment, but a longer term focus on reforming the ways we think about and address issues of public safety in our communities. As a companion to the Coalition work, we have launched a blog, the Alameda County Criminal Justice Reform Blog (http://www.accjr.com/) as a vehicle for sharing information and ideas about criminal justice reform in the county. Please take the opportunity to visit the blog by adding your voice through comments or as a guest blogger (named or anonymous).