Napa County recognized for innovative corrections plan
State association of counties lauds new and effective ways of providing service to residents
(NAPA, Calif.--) Napa County has earned a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award for its Adult Correctional System Master Plan, CSAC announced yesterday. The Association, which represents all 58 of California’s counties, bestows annual Innovation, Challenge and Merit awards in four population categories. A total of 41 awards were presented to 17 counties this year, out of nearly 250 applications.
The Adult Correctional System Master Plan is the result of collaboration among the County’s criminal justice, corrections, probation and health and human services agencies.
It is currently being implemented, and includes
It is estimated that implementation of the ACSMP will result in the need for 103 fewer jail beds by 2025, compared to the number that would otherwise have been needed, saving the County millions in construction and operational costs and by reducing recidivism, lessen the cost of crime and increasing the safety of our residents.
“The Board of Supervisors takes seriously the community’s expectation that we strive to be not only efficient and strategic in the way we provide services, but also effective. The Master Plan is a wonderful example of those principles at work, and I’m gratified that it has been held up by CSAC as a program worth emulating,” said Board Chair and District 3 Supervisor Diane Dillon.
Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein, a member of the committee that wrote and managed the plan, said, “We not only have to be tough on crime, but smart as well. Our plan represents an unprecedented collaboration among county agencies and individuals who believe an efficient and cost-effective system is one which focuses on protecting the public through a combination of preventive, interventional and custodial evidence-based practices. An excellent example: Last week the Probation Department honored their second group of graduates from the Community Corrections Service Center, after providing the clients with intensive training and counseling designed to give them the best chance for being successful and productive in the future and less likely to return to the criminal justice system. In this way, we all succeed.”