The Sierra Health Foundation’s Center for Health Program Management hosted a webinar on justice reinvestment for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI). Director of Research Scott Graves presented, “Criminal Justice Reforms and County Budgets: A Bird’s-Eye View,” which provided an overview of recent changes in state criminal justice policy that have affected counties.
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Despite Reforms, Racial Disparities in California’s Prisons Remain LargeCalifornia adopted a series of justice system reforms in the 2010s that substantially reduced mass incarceration. Did these reforms also help to reduce long standing racial disparities in state prisons — disparities that reflect the disproportionate incarceration of Black and Latinx residents as well as other Californians of color? This report answers this question by examining changes in state-level incarceration during the 2010s for both men and women through the lens of race and ethnicity. While incarceration declined nearly across the board, by the end of the 2010s men and women of color generally continued to be incarcerated at higher rates than white men and women, and racial disparities generally widened.Justice System
Understanding Proposition 25Across California and the United States, the push for bail reform has gained momentum with increasing awareness and research showing the disproportionate impact the money bail system has on people of color and low-income households. Enter Proposition 25 that will appear on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot and asks California voters to decide whether a 2018 state law that effectively ends money bail should take effect. If voters approve Prop. 25, judges will be able to utilize risk-based assessment tools – examining population links between rearrest or reconviction and individual factors such as age, gender, or criminal record – to determine if individuals detained for certain crimes can be released before a court appearance rather than posting money bail.Ballot PropositionsJustice System
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