TRANSITIONING FROM TRIAGE TO LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY

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1 Fourth Annual Conference on Public Safety Realignment Innovations in Public Safety and Justice in California TRANSITIONING FROM TRIAGE TO LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY Speaker Biographies Javier Aguirre is the Director of Reentry Services for the County of Santa Clara, responsible for the operations and day-to-day functions of the County s Reentry Resource Center and countywide coordination, evaluation and oversight of the Public Safety Realignment Program and Adult Reentry Strategic Plan. A graduate of both Stanford University and Loyola Law School, Javier was previously a Principal Budget and Public Policy Analyst serving as the Public Safety Realignment and Reentry Program Administrator. Javier has over fourteen years of experience working for the County of Santa Clara, including eight years as a Senior Policy Aide. Javier also served as a former elected Board Trustee for the Gilroy Unified School District. He can be reached at Elizabeth Alfaro earned her Bachelor s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University in She began her career with the San Diego County Probation Department in 1997 as a Correctional Deputy Probation Officer, and promoted to Deputy Probation Officer in In 2007, she transferred laterally to the Riverside County Probation Department. In August of 2012, she was assigned as a Senior Probation Officer to the newly developed Pretrial Services Unit. In March 2013, Elizabeth assumed the position of Supervising Probation Officer and was assigned to supervise a unit in Pretrial Services, where she remains today. She has held various juvenile and adult assignments during her career including institutions, intake, investigations, day treatment, and supervision. Elizabeth resides in Riverside County with her husband and two daughters, ages eight and ten. She can be reached at

2 Jennifer Armstrong coordinates 550Jobs! program, one of many wrap-around services provided to the reentry population aiming to assist formerly incarcerated individuals reintegrate into the community. It is part of a collaborative effort between San Mateo County s Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and Probation. 550Jobs! focuses specifically on employment services including subsidized transitional employment, vocational assessment and case management, job development and coaching, as well as community employment placement. In my current role, Ms. Armstrong carries a caseload of clients in reentry with serious vocational barriers. She performs a complete range of services with formerly incarcerated clients utilizing vocational rehabilitation principles and techniques including counseling, evaluating skills and job readiness, analyzing medical information, developing a vocational rehabilitation plan to assist Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) clients into securing and maintaining employment. Ms. Armstrong has had extraordinary success placing clients in stable community jobs. She is a strong and vocal advocate for programming, resources and services to assist formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into the community. Captain Troy Beliveau has been with Santa Clara County for 27 years. He has been assigned to the Elmwood Complex, Main Jail, Operations and his current assignment as the Support Services Commander. As the Support Services Commander, Captain Beliveau is responsible for Classification, Gang Intelligence, Programs, Custodial Alternative Supervision Unit, Records, Administration Booking and all out of custody alternative sentencing alternatives. He was assigned to the Sheriff s Officer Reentry efforts (AB 109 or Realignment) in 2011 and has lead the Department s efforts in this area and collaborated with every affected department in the County. Captain Beliveau has created several new units in the Sheriff s Office which have received state wide recognition. He can be reached at Arcel Blume graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies. She started a career in research and program evaluation in the field of social services at both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. In June 2012, Blume was hired by the Santa Clara County Probation Department as Director of Research and Evaluation. She works with the executive team and other departmental leaders to develop strategic analytic plans for the AB109 population, general adult population, as well as specific youth interventions. A main focus of her work alongside with input from probation leaders and Santa Clara County s Community Corrections Partnership has been the development of a

3 definition for recidivism that is the foundation for measuring client outcomes across the AB109 adult population, adult general population, and juvenile probation, as well as clients coming out of the local jails. This definition also aligns well with that provided by the Board of State and Community Corrections. Roy Brasil, Deputy Chief of Realignment & Reentry Services, has been with the San Mateo County Probation Department for 14 years. He is a former police sergeant with over thirty years of law enforcement service. He currently has oversight of the Realignment & Reentry Services Division, where he works collaboratively with the other Community Corrections Partners to reduce recidivism in San Mateo County, through the implementation of evidence based practices, with the State Realignment population. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Saint Mary's College of California and is a graduate of the FBI's Delinquency Control Institute at USC. He can be reached at Shaun Brenneman is a Division Director with the Humboldt County Probation Department. Mr. Brenneman joined the Department fresh out of Humboldt State University having obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He has spent the last 18 years in the agency and has had a multitude of assignments in both Juvenile and Adult Probation. Most recently, Mr. Brenneman has been the Director of the Adult Services Division where he oversees Pre-Sentence Investigations, Adult Probation Services, Realignment Services, Drug Court, and Pretrial Supervision. In addition, Mr. Brenneman worked with University of Cincinnati to implement Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) in the Humboldt County Probation Department in He continues to participate in quality assurance for the practice today. He can be reached at Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr., the son of former Governor Pat Brown ( ), was born in San Francisco on April 7, He graduated with degrees in Latin and Greek from the University of California, Berkeley in 1961 and received a juris doctorate from Yale in His education also included studies at the Jesuit Seminary in Los Gatos, California. Following law school, Brown worked as a law clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner, traveled and studied in Mexico and Latin America, then took up residence in Los Angeles, working for a law firm. In 1968, he helped qualify a slate of presidential delegates to oppose the re-nomination of President Lyndon Johnson. The following year, Brown was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees.

4 In 1970, Brown was elected California's Secretary of State, a position he held until his inauguration as Governor in As governor, he had strong ideas about state spending and refused to live in the new governor's mansion, renting a modest apartment instead, and nixing the governor's limousine in favor of a state-issued Plymouth. He focused on energy efficiency and alternative power sources, sponsored and signed the first labor laws in the United States to protect farm workers, and signed into law the California Conservation Corps (CCC) program. His appointments emphasized minorities and women, echoing the social awareness of his era. After his two terms as governor, Brown unsuccessfully ran for United States Senator in He then travelled extensively, returned to his law practice in Los Angeles, and in 1989 became chairman of the state Democratic Party. He resigned that position in 1991, and unsuccessfully sought the 1992 Democratic Presidential nomination. In 1998, Brown was elected Mayor of Oakland, California. Brown was re-elected in 2002 and held the post until Brown was elected Attorney General of California in 2006 and announced his candidacy for Governor in March, Since Brown's previous terms in office were not covered by term limit laws enacted in 1990, he was not barred from running for Governor again. Jerry Brown is the only governor to return to the office after serving years before. Mary Butler is the Chief Probation Officer for Napa County. She has held this position for 12 years. Prior to this position, Ms. Butler worked for Napa County Health and Human Services managing the Mental Health and Child Welfare Services. The Napa County Probation Department was selected as a California Risk Assessment Pilot Program (CalRAPP) county and worked with the project to help further implement evidence based programs in Napa County Probation. Ms. Butler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She can be reached at Brent Cardall currently is the Chief Probation Officer of the Yolo County Probation department and brings 27 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Prior to this he served as the Chief Probation Officer in San Benito County, where he was a guiding force in bringing evidence-based practices to the field of corrections there. His previous professional experience includes serving as an adjunct professor for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, teaching courses in the areas of ethics, criminal justice, probation and parole. At the same time, he was the director of the inmate placement program in Draper,

5 Utah, overseeing 22 county jails. He has also served as a regional administrator for adult probation and parole in both Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. Mr. Cardall holds an associate of science degree in criminal justice from Salt Lake Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Columbia College and a Master s degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University. Mr. Cardall received the 2009, 2010 and 2012 California State Association of Counties Challenge Award which recognizes the creative spirit of California county governments as they find innovative, effective and cost-savings ways to provide programs and services. Mr. Cardall also received the Administrator of the Year award for 2011 on behalf of San Benito County. He can be reached at Ann Carson has been a statistician in the Corrections Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) since She is the program manager of the National Prisoners Statistics program and the National Corrections Reporting Program, and is working on expanding BJS use of administrative data through a collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau s Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications. Prior to coming to BJS, Ann worked as the contract program manager for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs OEF/OIF Epidemiological and Health Surveillance System. She obtained her Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2006, and was a postdoctoral research associate in a quantitative genetics laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2003 to collect her dissertation data on human skulls in Hallstatt, Austria, and served as a forensic anthropology consultant to the Office of the Medical Investigator for the State of New Mexico. Vito Chiesa is a lifelong resident of Hughson. He graduated from Hughson High School, attended Modesto Junior College then went onto graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Vito works in a family farming operation with his parents, Mary and Aroldo and brother, Andrew. In addition to growing walnuts, almonds and peaches, the family operates a commercial walnut hulling and drying business. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Vito served the community as the President of the Stanislaus County Fair Board as well as the President of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He also served as a Director for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and State Director

6 for California Farm Bureau. He is currently in his second term as Stanislaus County Supervisor for District 2. Some of his other many responsibilities include serving as the President of CSAC, Commissioner of the Children and Families Commission, Member of the Stanislaus Council of Government (StanCOG), Executive Committee and Policy Board, Member of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, Member of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, Alternate Member of the Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors, Member of the City of Hughson Oversight Board and Member of the City of Turlock Oversight Board Board Assignments Health Executive Committee- Alternate CSAC Board of Directors CSAC Executive Committee Agricultural Advisory Board-Alternate Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors- Alternate Children and Families Commission (Prop 10) City of Turlock - County Liaison Committee Fish and Wildlife Committee San Joaquin Valley Rail Joint Power Authority StanCOG Policy Board and Executive Committee - Chairman Micheal Collins is a corrections professional with over 32 years in local California probation. As a practitioner, he served in various operational leadership roles, including institutional and field community corrections working with juveniles and adults. In his last projects, he managed the training and research functions while coordinating implementation of evidence-based practices at Orange County Probation. After Mike left Orange County in 2011, he moved to the California Board of State and Community Corrections coordinating jail construction and programming. Mike has taught at the University and Community College levels and has worked with a variety of probation training providers, including Chief Probation Officers of California. For the last 3 years, Mike has worked with the Crime and Justice Institute, coordinating and providing training, technical assistance and consulting with various county and state probation and parole agencies across the country. Mike s many certifications and qualifications include EPICS instructor and coach, Supervisor s Leadership Academy facilitator and coordinator, RNR tool technical assistance provider, SOARING2 trainer and coach, and is also certified as a CPAI 2000 program assessor. Mike has a bachelor s degree in Political Science and a Master s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach. He can be reached at

7 Linda Connelly has over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice field. She is the founder and President/CEO of Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), a leading community-based criminal justice service provider in the State of California. Under Ms. Connelly's leadership over the past 24 years, LCA has pioneered new models for residential and day treatment programs, and was an early leader in electronic monitoring. LCA currently works with numerous California counties in the implementation of evidence-based strategies related to AB109. Ms. Connelly routinely speaks at national conferences, testifies at legislative hearings, assists counties with policy, and participates on government committees. Ms. Connelly holds a B.A. in Psychology from Goucher College and lives in San Francisco. Judge Richard Couzens is a retired superior court judge, having served on the Placer County bench for more than 36 years. He remains on full-time active assignment in the Assigned Judges Program. Judge Couzens was editor-in-chief of the University of California, Davis Law Review, and was a law clerk to California Supreme Court Chief Justices Roger Traynor and Donald Wright. He has served on the California Judicial Council and the California State-Federal Judicial Council. Judge Couzens has been actively involved in many Judicial Council advisory committees, including being chair of the Criminal Law Standing Advisory Committee. He has written and taught on a wide variety of topics in juvenile and criminal law. Judge Couzens is a coauthor of California Three Strikes Sentencing and Sex Crimes: California Law and Procedure, published by The Rutter Group. He has been a regular member of the faculty of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College since 1995, primarily teaching criminal law. In he was designated the on-site supervisor of the chief justice s special criminal trial reduction program in Riverside County. In 2008 Judge Couzens was named Jurist of the Year by the California Judicial Council. Helene Creager is a Supervising US Probation Officer in the Central District of California. In addition to being the District s Mental Health Coordinator, she is leading the District s implementation of STARR Training Aimed at Reducing Recidivism (STARR). STARR is a set of supervising skills for officers to use in their daily interactions with offenders. The skills are based on existing behavioral change strategies found to be effective with offending populations. These skills include active listening, giving effective feedback, role clarification, reinforcement, disapproval, effective use of authority, punishment, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and problem-solving. Helene is one of the founders of the District s Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Working Group and has been active in assisting with the implementation of EBPS and EBP

8 training throughout the District. Prior to her becoming a Federal Probation Office in 1995, she worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department for almost ten years. She was a Probation Officer, therapist, and Treatment Team Leader at Dorothy Kirby Center, a locked juvenile facility. She spent the majority of her career with LA County Probation as a supervisor in Program Services. Her unit was responsible for grant writing and program implementation. She earned her Bachelor s in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work, both at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She can be reached at Michael Daly is the Chief Probation Officer for the County of Marin. Mike was raised in Marin and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1990 with a B.S. in Social Sciences with a concentration in criminal justice. He started working for the Marin County Probation Department In 1999, Mike obtained his Master s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. In 2009, Mike was appointed Chief Probation Officer by the Marin County Board of Supervisors and was the 2014 President of the Chief Probation Officers of California. Kristy Pierce Danford is a Senior Associate for the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at CRJ. Ms. Danford leads CJI s training portfolio and has extensively provided capacity-building technical assistance and training to reduce recidivism and improve public safety. She been providing training and technical assistance in California since 2008 to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in county justice systems. Ms. Danford is a skilled trainer and process facilitator with in-depth implementation experience. Her experience and knowledge combined with her ability to support people and organizations through the process of change allows her to successfully guide jurisdictions to achieve public safety goals. Ms. Danford has also published several documents, and developed a variety of tools and techniques to build the capacity of individuals, agencies and systems to reduce the risk of reoffending. Prior to joining CJI, Ms. Danford worked for the CT Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division (CSSD) where she implemented initiatives focused on evidence-based policy and practice and continuous quality improvement. Specifically, she led an innovative statewide effort to enhance the Division s ability to use empirical evidence and support data-driven decision making across pretrial, probation, family services and the network of contract treatment providers. This included the design and implementation of the Contractor Data Collection System (CDCS), a web-based system that electronically links assessment, supervision, treatment and arrest data to assess effectiveness. Ms. Danford also served as a probation and

9 parole agent for the State of South Carolina. Ms. Danford holds a master s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Urban Affairs from the College of Charleston, and a graduate certificate in Public and Nonprofit administration from the University of Connecticut. She can be reached at Andrew Davis serves as Senior Departmental Administrative Analyst for the Santa Cruz County Probation Department. His responsibilities include planning and implementation of the County s AB109 Realignment efforts, as well as support for multiple criminal justice reform initiatives including the County s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Justice and Health Partnership, and Results First. Mr. Davis holds a Master s degree in clinical counseling and has over twentyfive years of experience leading organizational development, program evaluation, and interagency partnerships in the areas of drug and alcohol services, public safety, mental health, and education. Dr. B J Davis is the Co-executive Director of Strategies for Change Substance Abuse and Cooccurring Mental Health Treatment Agency the author of the 2009 DVD What is Recovery?: A Quality of Life Perspective,. In addition to his doctorate and drug and alcohol certification, Dr. Davis also has a dual BA in philosophy and religion, a masters of arts in psychology, and a masters of science in community counseling. In addition to work at Strategies, Dr. Davis is an Adjunct Professor in the Forensic and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Alliant International University, is a consultant to the Sacramento Aids Housing Alliance, and is the past vice chair of the CAADAC Counselor Certification Board. He is considered an excellent motivational speaker and is an often sought out lecturer, presenter, and keynote speaker regarding addictions treatment. Dr. Davis presented at the Substance Abuse Research Consortium 42st Semi-Annual Research-to-Policy meeting in Los Angeles, CA on obstacles related to the implementation of evidenced based practices and in September 2014 Dr. Davis was invited to give a prestigious TED Talk regarding his own ex-offender redemption story. Dr. Davis has significant experience testifying as an expert witness on substance abuse in criminal cases. He is a strong advocate for challenging some of the long held myths about what works in substance abuse and offender reentry programs and is active in conducting research that focuses on treatment effectiveness and outcomes. His areas of expertise include Reality Therapy/Choice theory, co-occurring disorders, offender reentry, Quality of Life outcome research, and multicultural issues. Jody Di Mauro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University in She has been a probation officer for over 23 years, working at both the county and

10 federal levels. Jody has been with San Mateo County Probation since January of She has been a Probation Services Manager since October Jody supervises the realignment unit, which includes nine probation officers and one re-entry officer. She is a trainer for the department s evidenced based assessment tool. She has experience supervising both juveniles and adults on intensive supervision caseloads. Currently, Jody works in partnership with many agencies (behavioral health and recovery services, human services, and law enforcement) to oversee the daily operations of realignment in San Mateo County. Timothy Ewell serves as Senior Deputy County Administrator in Contra Costa County covering budget and policy issues with public protection departments, including law and justice, fire protection and agriculture. Since September 2012, he has served as staff to the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP), participating in both the development of a $20 million program for AB 109 implementation and long term planning to ensure its sustainability. He is also staff to the Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee, which annually reviews AB 109 budgets adopted by the CCP prior to submission to the full Board of Supervisors. Mr. Ewell has Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance from California State University, Hayward and holds a the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation from the Association of Government Accountants. He is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). He can be reached at Karen Fletcher has been a Deputy Chief Probation Officer for over nine years and is currently assigned to the Adult Division at the Santa Clara County Probation Department. She began her career with the Department in 1989 as a Deputy Probation Officer, and has worked in all Divisions of the Department. Her overall experience includes having had oversight of the Department's Juvenile Services Division, the Institutions Division, the Adult Services Division and Internal Affairs. Karen is a graduate of San Jose State University, having earned a Master's Degree in Communication Studies, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has been an active contributor and leader in the development and implementation of Santa Clara County's State Realignment Plan and has expertise in the laws and practices governing Public Safety Realignment. She can be reached at

11 Gaylla A. Finnell is a doctoral candidate in the San Diego State University Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program, concentrating on community college education with a research emphasis in correctional education. A former Imperial County Probation Officer, Gaylla now serves as the Distance Education and Correctional Education Coordinator at Imperial Valley College in Imperial, California. She is the college s AB109 liaison with the Imperial County Sheriff s Office, assisting in the development of correctional education programming for AB109 adults. Gaylla is a coordinator of the Imperial County s Inside/Out College Program, a postsecondary correctional education program provided through the cooperative efforts of the Imperial County Sheriff s Office, the Imperial County Probation Department, and Imperial Valley College. She is a certified instructor of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. She can be reached at Jose A. Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He has worked for the County of Santa Clara, Department of Alcohol and Drugs (DADS) for 26 years. He is currently the Health Care Program Manger II for the Behavioral Health Unit at the RRC (formally MAP). He is an adjunct professor at San Jose City College in the Drug and Alcohol Studies Program. He has worked in a variety of settings and populations within the criminal justice system for over 30 years. This includes adolescents in juvenile hall, mental health drug court, dependency drug court, veterans drug court, and has been a group facilitator and counselor for DUI programs, Drug Diversion Programs, and provided individual and group therapy. He has worked with Child Protective Services, worked in the FQHC clinics with the Mental Health Department, and the Medical Homes/Primary Care Programs in Santa Clara County. He has a BA in Psychology from Cal State East Bay and a Master s Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from San Jose State University. Valerie Frazier is the Founder of Helping Out People Everyday (H.O.P.E.) Ministries, a non-profit faith based organization, serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Pastor. She was ordained in December The organization is committed to nurturing the human heart through one act of kindness as a time. In , other privileges of service include, Executive Director for Careering Responsible Opportunities Programs (CROP), responsible for 24 employees; 2 directors, supervisors, counselors, support staff, clerical and janitorial to oversee of residential drug treatment facilities for men, women, and women with children from San Joaquin County.

12 In 2007, Valerie Frazier joined a Beyond Incarceration Program collaborate partners of San Joaquin County Superior Court judges, Office of the District Attorney, Education Advocates, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Chowchilla and Folsom State Prisons - Youth Diversion, and other elected officials to address public safety strategies for offenders transitioning from correctional settings, educating youth and adult to make better choices. This program continues to expand as Choices and Consequences presentations are facilitated every other Wednesday, addressing drugs and alcohol substances and related behaviors to Elementary and High School students in San Joaquin County. Valerie Frazier retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as a Parole Agent III Administrator. Her 22 years of service gave many opportunities of training and developing staff; Captain Basic Peace Officer Academy, Treatment Team Supervisor for Specialized Counseling and Mental Health Units, Parole Agent for Drug and Informal Sex Offender Programs. Valerie Frazier graduated from Parkville University in Kansas City, Missouri, with a Bachelor s degree in Communication of Arts, and 6 credits short of a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is a Certified Adjunct Instructor for San Joaquin Delta Community College; Certified Facilitator with CDCR Leadership Challenge, Coaching from the Heart; and Master s Consultant Trainer. Valerie Frazier s true inspiration for the work she s committed to are her husband of 34 years, 3 adult children, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. Cassaundra Friedberg is a Departmental Analyst with the Kern County Probation Department. Her responsibilities include tracking and reporting criminal justice data, particularly data as it relates to AB 109/prison realignment. Currently, she serves as the Project Manager of the Kern County Results First Project, a cost-benefit analysis initiative. She is Kern County s Coordinator of various ongoing data projects such as the PPIC s (Public Policy Institute of California) state and county level data collection effort, Measuring Performance and Outcomes of California s Public Safety Realignment, done in collaboration with the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). In addition, Cassaundra does research and program evaluation. Recently, she completed an evaluation of Kern s Day Reporting Center which showed favorable results. In her spare time, Cassaundra is a Professional Expert for the Kern Community College District, PRIDE Pre-adopt Training program. She holds a Bachelor s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield. Her professional background includes working as a Group Counselor at the A. Miriam Jamison Children s Center, an emergency shelter for children in protective custody. She has extensive

13 knowledge of the foster care system working in group homes. She can be reached at Stephanie Gibbs, is a Correctional Sergeant with the Fresno County Sheriff s Office, and is currently assigned as the Sergeant overseeing the Transition from Jail to Community Unit. She has been with the Fresno County Sheriff s Office for 19 years and has worked in various areas of the detention facilities throughout her career. Stephanie obtained a Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration and then went on to acquire a Master s Degree in Organizational Leadership while raising her family and working full time as a Correctional Officer. She can be reached at Fernando Giraldo is the Chief Probation Officer for Santa Cruz County, California and has been with the Department since Mr. Giraldo has a Master s Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor s Degree in Latin American Studies from The University of California, Santa Cruz. As the Chief of Probation he oversees three divisions: Adult, Juvenile and the Juvenile Institution. Santa Cruz County Probation is a nationally recognized model site for Juvenile Detention Reform through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Mr. Giraldo has specialized in developing, implementing, and managing day treatment programs, evening reporting centers, and innovative collaborative programs involving multiple agencies. Mr. Giraldo was also a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections; developing distance learning programs and was a national trainer on cognitive behavioral programs. Throughout his career he has been successful in writing grants and has worked with community partners to leverage funding that has helped advance and sustain system reforms in Santa Cruz. Mr. Giraldo has participated in radio and television programs, and been part of numerous panels and presentations at the national level speaking about juvenile and adult system reforms, disproportionate minority contact in the justice system, cultural competency, development of detention alternatives, evidence based practices, collaboration with community partners, and leadership. Thomas Granucci received his B.A. in Political Science in 1984 and his M.S.W. in 1986, both from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a licensed clinical social worker since Tom worked in the mental health field for 13 years including with severely mentally ill adults, adolescent offenders, and in managed mental health and substance abuse care. Tom joined the U.S. Probation Office, Central District of California (CD-CA) in As a U.S.

14 Probation Officer/Mental Health Treatment Specialist, Tom managed a specialized caseload of mentally ill offenders and sex offenders for 8.5 years. In his current position as a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer, he leads a team of six officers. He is an original member of the Evidence Based Practices (EBP) Working Group and has been the lead trainer in EBP (non-starr) implementation in the CD-CA. Tom was an original member of the California State University, Los Angeles Forensic Social Work Advisory Board and has been a part-time faculty member in the School of Social Work since 2003 teaching psychiatric diagnosis with a forensic emphasis, and recovery in mental health. Tom is an experienced trainer and presenter at seminars and conferences on forensic mental health, co-occurring disorders, and evidence based practices. He can be reached at Meghan Guevara has been working with Community Resources for Justice since She focuses her technical assistance efforts on data-driven system reform initiatives, with the goal of using criminal justice resources effectively and efficiently. Ms. Guevara has been providing training and technical assistance in California since 2006 to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in county justice systems. She has also authored several CJI publications, including handbooks on evidence-based pretrial and community corrections practice. Ms. Guevara has worked extensively in program development, training, and education. Ms. Guevara managed community-based wellness initiatives and specialized in developing and implementing health education and violence prevention curricula with juvenile offenders and other high-risk youth. Ms. Guevara received her Master of Public Health Degree in social and behavioral sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. She can be reached at Melissa Haynes began her career with the Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ in 2012, and has provided assistance with numerous projects. She has coordinated the 3 rd and 4 th annual Public Safety Realignment Conferences in Sacramento, assessed the potential for pretrial services in three counties in South Dakota, and conducted a system assessment of the Georgia juvenile justice systems. Prior to joining CJI, Ms. Haynes was a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she worked closely with professors on national studies of policing. She has

15 taught courses in criminal justice administration, and has written several reports and articles, including peer-reviewed publications. Ms. Haynes holds a master s degree and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She can be reached at Tanja Heitman currently serves as Deputy Chief Probation Officer of the Santa Barbara County Probation Department s Adult Division. She earned her Bachelor s Degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1988 and began her career with Santa Barbara County Probation in 1990 as a Juvenile Institutions Officer at the Santa Barbara Juvenile Hall. During her 24-year tenure with the Department, Tanja has served within the Juvenile, Institutions, Adult and Administrative Divisions in a variety of capacities, which has enhanced her overall expertise in all areas of probation operations. She has served on numerous state committees related to funding and data within the probation field. She has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of Realignment in Santa Barbara County, working collaboratively with representatives from the Sheriff s Office, the Court, the Offices of the District Attorney and Public Defender, and local community-based groups. She can be reached at Ashleigh Holand, Manager for State Policy, leads the Results First Initiative s most complex jurisdictions, including California counties, and provides strategic support to all participating states and counties. Before joining the Results First team, Ms. Holand conducted research and policy analysis at the Urban Institute s Justice Policy Center, the Florida Legislature s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, and the Florida Legislature s Commission on Capital Cases. Ms. Holand holds a master s degree in criminology from Florida State University. She can be reached at Jesse Jannetta is a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center. Mr. Jannetta s work focuses on reentry from jail and prison, parole and probation practice, and comprehensive community anti-violence initiatives. He is the project director for the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative, a multi-site technical assistance and process evaluation effort to implement comprehensive, collaborative systems change approaches to reentry from local jails. In addition to his work on TJC, he currently serves as a Principal Investigator of an evaluation of the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy, the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and

16 Youth Development strategy, and the evaluation of pre-release Medicaid enrollment as a reentry strategy. Prior to coming to UI, Mr. Jannetta was a Research Specialist at the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections at the University of California, Irvine, where his work included projects on GPS monitoring of sex offender parolees, parole discharge and violation response policies, adapting the COMPSTAT management system to a correctional agency, the role of the Division of Juvenile Justice in the California juvenile justice system, the scope of correctional control in California, and assessment of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation programs in terms of evidence-based program design principles. Mr. Jannetta holds a Master s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at Chaplain Gerald Johnson is currently the President of the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP, a member of the Executive Committee of the California State Conference of the NAACP, serving as State Religious Affairs Chair, and as a key point person on gang violence. He is a chaplain with the International Crisis Intervention Foundation and the senior chaplain for the Oceanside Police Department. He also serves as chaplain in charge of volunteer services at the Marine Corps Base Brig at Camp Pendleton and chaplain at the Rainbow Conservation Camp. In addition to serving as senior chaplain for the Oceanside Police Department, Pastor Johnson also serves as chairman of the Interfaith Advisory Council of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. He is presently a member of the Cal State University of San Marcos Police Advisory Board and was for five years previously a member of the Police & Fire Commission for the city of Oceanside. He is an executive board member of the Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ; executive secretary/treasurer for the United African American Ministerial Action Council; vice-president for para-chapel ministry at Camp Pendleton ( ); and a trained facilitator for Prison Fellowship. He received his AA degree in Theology from the International Bible College & Seminary and was ordained a Minister in the Baptist Church in 1989, then an Elder by the Elders Council of the Southern California First Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ in In preparation for his ministry, he also completed a course in community economic development at San Diego State University. Pastor Johnson earned his Master s Degree from Next Dimension Bible College in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry, and now he is pursuing a Ph.D. He can be reached at

17 Philip Kader has worked in the probation field for over 30 years. He began as a group counselor at the Fresno County Juvenile Hall and has worked virtually all facets of adult and juvenile probation from supervision to Court services. He has been the Chief Probation Officer in Contra Costa County for almost five years and is the Chair of the local Community Corrections Partnership. Chief Kader is the Legislative Chair of the Chief Probation Officers of California and a member of the Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association. He has been active in building agency collaboration and embracing community engagement. He continues to advocate for increased use of evidence based and restorative justice practices. He can be reached at Susun Kim is an experienced family law attorney with 15 years of legal aid experience. She enjoys creating new projects and participating in collaborative initiatives. She has helped put together county wide housing service collaboratives, developed court-based housing law clinics, and convened a reentry initiative to assist the formerly incarcerated. She has been actively involved in the United Way s SparkPoint initiative focused on self-sufficiency. Ms. Kim serves on the steering committee for the Contra Costa County s Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative and as Chair of the Community Advisory Board of the Contra Costa County Community Corrections Partnership. Susun has extensive training and facilitation experience and previously served as faculty for national training institutes hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence. She is a 1991 graduate of New York University School of Law. She can be reached at David Koch, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Sonoma County Probation Department since January Prior to this he served briefly as the Chief Deputy Probation Officer for San Francisco Adult Probation, and as Assistant Director, Multnomah County (OR) Department of Community Justice for 10 years. David s current position as Deputy Chief Probation Officer places him in charge of adult and juvenile probation services, with responsibility for fiscal, policy and operational activities of these divisions, providing the full range of juvenile and adult investigation, intake and supervision functions. In addition to providing investigative services to the courts, probation operates a day reporting center, work release and pretrial services programs, and is responsible

18 for delivery of supervision and intervention services, and programming for 3,000 youth and adult offenders on probation. The department is committed to evidence-based supervision and intervention activities, addressing risk, need and responsivity factors with a strength-based and family-focused approach. In his 30+ year career David has managed a number of adult community corrections agencies in Oregon, previously served as president of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association as well as Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors. All the above have involved extensive organizational development work. He has lectured extensively on juvenile justice reforms to national and international delegations and made presentations as part of a delegation to Russia. As well, he served as an adjunct professor in Criminology at Portland State University. He holds a graduate degree in Justice Management from the University of Nevada, Reno, and bachelor s degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon University. He can be reached at Cybele Kotonias is a Research Associate at the Urban Institute s Justice Policy Center. She serves as the Project and Evaluation Manager for Urban's technical assistance work with California counties implementing the Transition from Jail to Community reentry model. Her current research also focuses on measuring and evaluating local, state, and federal criminal justice policy reform efforts. Prior to joining the Urban Institute in 2012, Ms. Kotonias worked as an investigator with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Ms. Kotonias completed her Bachelor s degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies at Macalester College. Edward J. Latessa received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1979 and is Director and Professor of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Latessa has published over 150 works in the area of criminal justice, corrections, and juvenile justice. He is co-author of eight books including What Works (and Doesn t) in Reducing Recidivism, Corrections in the Community, and Corrections in America. Professor Latessa has directed over 150 funded research projects including studies of day reporting centers, juvenile justice programs, drug courts, prison programs, intensive supervision programs, halfway houses, and drug programs. He and his staff have also assessed over 600 correctional programs throughout the United States, and he has provided assistance and workshops in over forty-five states. He has also received numerous awards and in 2013 he was identified as one of the most innovative people in criminal justice by a national survey conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in

19 partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Latessa can be reached at Michelle LeFors has worked for the Fresno County Sheriff s Office for twenty four years. Currently she serves as the Offender Programs Manager in the Jail Programs and Services Bureau. Michelle is part of the team who has developed the Fresno County Transition from Jail to Community effort, leading the effort to design and implement the Transition from Jail to Community Housing Unit for AB109 MSR male inmates who are assessed as moderate to high risk to reoffend. Michelle has a Bachelor s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Fresno State, and went on to attain a Master s Degree in Public Administration from National University where she graduated with Honors. She can be reached at John Leopold was elected to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in November He represents the First District, which includes Live Oak, Soquel, the Summit Area, Santa Cruz Gardens and Carbonera. John previously served on the Cabrillo College Governing Board for eight years, leading the effort to pass a bond for the college in As a member of the Board of Supervisors, John has worked with the community to develop an effective Vacation Rental Ordinance, sensible gun shop regulations, and a set of budget policies that prioritize services to the community. John engaged hundreds of community members in developing community projects as part of the Redevelopment Agency and sustainable community planning workshops. He is a founder of Smart on Crime Santa Cruz County which conducted events including hundreds of community members in the early stages of the state s prison realignment efforts. John spoke at the state s first realignment conference in September 2011 on Impacting Pretrial Jail Populations. He led the board in banning hydraulic fracking in Santa Cruz County and securing Sunny Cove Beach for permanent public use. John played a leadership role in the acquisition of the branch rail line through Santa Cruz County and the development of a master plan for the Monterey Bay Scenic Trail (sometimes known as the Rail Trail). John has worked collaboratively with our schools in the creation of a Youth Center with the Live Oak School District and the Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Club, and new recreational facilities with the Loma Prieta and Happy Valley School Districts. He can be reached at

20 Grace Liu is the Community Programs Analyst at the San Diego County District Attorney's Office and works on designing and implementing various programs related to crime prevention and intervention, in partnership with the community. She has worked on prisoner reentry programs, local reentry resource programs, the DA s Youth Advisory Board, the DA s Inter-Faith Advisory Board, Girls Only Program, and the San Diego Youth Community Court. Grace Liu meets regularly with representatives from law enforcement and the community to maintain relationships and create a network of resources. She represents the District Attorney at various town council and community meetings and participates in community collaborations countywide. Grace Liu also supervises AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members who are working on developing a case management system for veterans. She participates on several boards; such as, the DA s Inter-Faith Advisory Board, DA s Youth Advisory Board, San Diego Reentry Roundtable, and other committees aimed towards providing solutions for community issues. She initially joined the District Attorney s Office as an AmeriCorps* VISTA member in 2006 after receiving a B.A. degree in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California. She can be reached at The Honorable Paul M. Marigonda is the current Presiding Judge for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County in California. Judge Marigonda was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2006 and was re-elected in Judge Marigonda received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. From he was an Assistant District Attorney for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office and has also worked in private practice. Marilyn Martin is a Deputy Chief Probation and has worked for the San Joaquin County Probation Department for over 25 years. During her career she has worked in Juvenile Detention, Juvenile Probation, Adult Probation and Probation Administration. She graduated from University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Black Studies/Sociology and has attended Command College for Probation Administrators. Iran Martinez is a Division Manager for the Imperial County Probation Department. He started his career as a Juvenile Detention Officer in 1997 and moved up the ranks from Deputy Probation Officer to Supervising Probation Officer to his current position as Division Manager. Iran has managed the Adult Field Division for over two years, where he oversees the

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