Thursday, February 17, 2011

CDCR and Alameda County Sign First-Ever Reentry Partnership

Link to original press release from December 2010

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Oakland – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary Matthew Cate signed an additional formal reentry partnership agreement with the Alameda County Reentry Network (Reentry Network). Similar to the agreement with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CDCR and the Reentry Network establishes mechanisms for data sharing; identifying gaps in services; increasing collaboration with parole; and coordination with reentry service providers and local stakeholders to ensure that available resources are prioritized in the most effective manner to meet the risks and needs of Alameda County parolees. The goal of the MOU is to find solutions by increased coordination and cooperation between CDCR and county stakeholders.

The Reentry Network includes representatives from elected officials at the city, county and state level, Oakland Human Services, the Probation Department, the Sheriff’s Office, CDCR, Public Health and Social Services agencies and many more. This reentry roundtable aims to define clear mechanisms for communication and coordination between stakeholders, while also serving as a resource for alignment of new and emerging programs in Alameda County. In addition, the Reentry Network developed an Alameda County Reentry Resource Database which provides information on service providers for those in need of rehabilitative support. This database can be accessed at: http://www.alamedareentryservices.org/

For more information on the Alameda County Reentry Network, please visit their web site at: http://www.acreentry.org/