The way the County deals with criminals will soon change significantly as the state shifts responsibility for thousands of offenders to local law enforcement. The changes are required by the state’s Public Safety Realignment plan. Yesterday Chief Probation Officer Mack Jenkins was joined by the Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender and Health and Human Services Agency Director to outline the impacts to their organizations and the communities they serve at a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
It is important that you are aware of the significance of the state’s decision to shift this responsibility to the County. Please take a few minutes to watch this video, which describes the situation and the steps we will take to address the state’s actions.