Action Minutes 02-10-2014

Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
Action Minutes
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:40 pm
Monterey County Probation Department
Juvenile Hall Large Conference Room
1420 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906
Attendees: Manuel Real (Chair), Joyce Aldrich, Jesus Armenta, Elizabeth Balcazar, Jim Bass, Colleen
Beye, Deborah Carrillo, Rosie Chavez, Diann Cupples, Dean Flippo, John DeMiranda, Richard Gallardo,
Juan Gomez, Max Houser, Todd Keating, Donald Landis, Edward Laverone, Robin McCrae, Alma
McHoney, Diana McKibben, Lynn Maddock, Pamela Patterson, Megan Raschig, Elliot RuchowitzRoberts, Elliot Robinson, Roseanne Rodarte, Robin Rodriguez, Chris Shannon, Jacqueline Simon, Raul
Damian Tapia, Arvin Temkar, Brian Thomae, Manuel Valdez, Al Vicent, Pamela Weston, Eric Young.
A. Welcome/ Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 3:40 p.m.
B. Public Comments (limit 3 minutes per speaker)
A public comment was received from Pamela Weston, who thanked Sheriff Scott Miller for holding a
community forum on the jail expansion prior to the CCP meeting, in effort to facilitate attendance.
C. Regular Agenda
1. Approve the CCP Meeting Minutes of November 18th.
Action: Meeting minutes of November 18th were approved (Motion: Elliott Robinson/ Second: Scott
Miller/ Vote: Unanimous).
2. Monterey County Community Corrections Partnership
A. Data Collection:
Action: Management Analyst (MA) III Robin Rodriguez presented the AB 109 Statistical Report for the
second quarter of realignment for FY 2013-14, for the period October 2013 to December 2013. The
report now includes data on: 1) the number of inmates housed at Alameda County; 2) Transitions for ReEntry and Recovery Program; 3) additional data from Behavioral Interventions for the Day Reporting
Center. Probation is working on a contract with Social Solutions for the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)
system to assist with the data collection efforts.
B. General Updates
a) PSM Al Vicent reported that the Re-Entry Services Center will open soon on the Second Floor of the
20 East Alisal Building, and staff from Behavioral Health, Office for Employment Training (OET),
Turning Point, and the Transitions for Re-Entry and Recovery Program would be moving there. On April
10th, Instructor Mark Carey, a nationally recognized expert on Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), will
conduct training to staff from collaborative agencies on EBP for substance abuse programs.
b) Sheriff Scott Miller introduced the new Chief of Deputy Corrections, Edward Laverone. The Sheriff’s
Office and Probation continue to work on the efforts to pursue an assessment of the jail population in
collaboration with California Forward.
c) Dr. Wayne Clark reported that Behavioral Health staff is looking forward to moving to the Second
Floor at the 20 East Alisal Building. The referrals for substance abuse and mental health services are
increasing. Staff is working on the contract for the Seeking Safety training.
d) WIB Executive Director Joyce Aldrich reported that staff is working with Probation to fill the job
orders from the Department of Public Works.
e) Assistant Public Defender Donald Landis recommended utilizing services from Door to Hope next FY.
3. Discuss Proposals for Allocation of AB 109 Growth Funds FY 2013-14
A CCP EC meeting was held on 01/29/14 to discuss the AB 109 growth funds. Chief Real reviewed a
series of proposals for the utilization of AB 109 growth funds.
Action/ Motion: Utilize AB109 growth funds to fund two written proposals: 1) A pretrial assessment by
Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ), in the amount of $20,000;
and 2) A proposal from Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) to maximize the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) reimbursement for the jail-involved population, in the amount of $45,000.
Passed upon motion of Elliott Robinson, seconded by Scott Miller, and carried this 10th day of February
2014, by the following vote:
AYES: Manuel Real, Scott Miller, Elliott Robinson, Dean Flippo
ABSTAINED: Donald Landis (on behalf of James Egar)
ABSENT: The Honorable Marla O. Anderson, Presiding Judge; Chief Edmundo Rodriguez
All other proposals presented, including OET, Turning Point, ETO System, Supervised Release File
(SRF) automation, and Rancho Cielo will include budget and scope of work, and must be submitted in
writing to Administrative Secretary Elizabeth Balcazar by February 21st; additional proposals proven to
be evidence-based to reduce recidivism may also be submitted by the deadline.
Elliott Ruchowitz-Roberts from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recommended to CCP EC
members only voting on proposals that are submitted in writing.
Colleen Beye, Aide from Supervisor Parker’s Office, recommended implementing a standardized process
for AB 109 funding requests.
4. FY 2014-2015 AB 109 Budget
The AB 109 budget for the upcoming fiscal year was slightly reduced, but there is funding set aside to
offset that reduction.
Action: Agencies will submit their funding proposal(s) for both budgets: 1) growth funds; and 2) FY
2014-2015 to Elizabeth Balcazar by February 21st for consideration. A discussion ensued on the need to
increase the employment and housing services. Probation will forward the budget for the current FY to
the CCP EC members for review.
6. Other/ Announcements
A. A Special CCP Budget meeting will be scheduled in about two weeks.
7. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 4:47 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Elizabeth Balcazar,
Administrative Secretary
Monterey County Probation Department