On May 25, 2021, Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a “Care First, Jails Last” Policy Resolution. The CFJL policy affirmed that Alameda County values a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals with mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders rather than incarceration. It also called for a just and equitable transformation of criminal justice, behavioral health, and wraparound services that reduce the number of people with mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders in Santa Rita Jail. The time limited CFJL Taskforce was later formed and includes a twenty-five-member body charged with developing a county-wide implementation plan, subject to approval by the BOS. As a new member of the Taskforce we are grateful that you are now part of that process.
Over the next 24 months, the Taskforce will meet to expand upon existing policies to achieve a system that aims to provide treatment and services instead of arrest and jail to those in need in Alameda County. The committee will review data and existing interventions in order to develop plans to achieve this goal in accordance with the CFJL Proclamation. This newly formed Brown Act covered body will also be informed by the Sequential Intercept Map that was developed through the multi-year Justice Involved Mental Health (JIMH) community planning process. If you would like to learn more about Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services click here.
Care First/Jails Last Taskforce Meeting -
occurring every 4th Thursday starting March 24th, 2022
Topic: Care First, Jails Last Task Force Meeting
When: Mar 24, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Fourth Thursdays
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 885 1237 5853
This community bulletin board has been created to allow members of the public to view formal communications that have been submitted to the CFJL Taskforce. All documents included here have been approved for posting by the CFJL membership and may be accessed by the community.