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File #: 14-1199    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/25/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/9/2014 Final action: 9/9/2014
Title: Chief Administrative Office and Probation Department recommending the Board direct the Chief Administrative Office and Probation Department to sign a joint letter of intent to participate in the California Forward’s Partnership for Community Excellence project titled: Achieving Better System Outcomes through Data Driven Practices and Decision Making.
Attachments: 1. A - CA FWD Partnership Commitment Letter 9-9-14, 2. B - CA FWD Project Overview 9-9-14
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Chief Administrative Office and Probation Department recommending the Board direct the Chief Administrative Office and Probation Department to sign a joint letter of intent to participate in the California Forward’s Partnership for Community Excellence project titled: Achieving Better System Outcomes through Data Driven Practices and Decision Making.
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Background
California Forward (CA FWD) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to work with Californians to help create a 'smart' government - one that’s small enough to listen, big enough to tackle real problems, smart enough to spend our money wisely in good times and bad, and honest enough to be held accountable for results.” The Partnership for Community Excellence (CA FWD Partnership) is an initiative of CA FWD with the mission of “providing information and assistance to enable county officials and local criminal justice agencies to build the capacity, culture, infrastructure and integrated systems necessary to successfully implement Realignment and improve public safety outcomes.”
The Director of the CA FWD Partnership contacted El Dorado County to determine if we would be interested in participating in a three-year effort to identify ways the County can improve offender rehabilitation services and expand alternatives to incarceration based upon data that is evaluated regularly. The data-driven process is guided by a model called the 'Seven Elements of System Change'. CA FWD intends to use this model as a framework for guiding the County through the process of engaging stakeholders, developing or clarifying the vision and outcomes desired, exploring challenges and opportunities, examining system data, designing and testing solutions, and exploring innovations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system and achieving better outcomes. A description of the effort is attached to this report. El Dorado County is viewed as an innovative small county with public sa...

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