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Helene Franchi
Deputy County Executive Officer
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Napa, CA 94559

Napa County to break ground on new correctional re-entry facility June 9

$17 million, 72-bed facility to reduce recidivism

NAPA – Napa County officials will break ground during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m., June 9, on a new correctional re-entry facility, located at 2300 Napa-Vallejo Highway.


The 72-bed, 23,000-square-foot facility, will help reduce recidivism by providing lower level offenders with opportunities for employment and education through structured programs and services that decrease the long-term need for expensive jail beds.


The funding for this $17 million project comes from a combination of state and county resources -- $13.5 million of which comes directly from the state. The additional funding coming from money dedicated to criminal justice activities, and the county’s General Fund.


“The facility underscores the commitment of Napa County to criminal rehabilitation and the safety of the community,” said Supervisor Belia Ramos, chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors.  “This project would not be possible without our state partners, and the innovation and collaboration among county agencies, particularly our probation and corrections departments.”


There will be classrooms and program space available to meet the needs for mental health counseling, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and job training and employment services, among others, that help offenders become self-sufficient productive members of society once they’re released.

 During the last quarter of 2016, 38 percent of those who were placed on supervision with the probation department had previous convictions.


“These incentive-based programs improve a person’s behavior through time, preparation, programming, and the tools to stay out of custody,” said Lenard Vare, corrections director. “This project highlights the county’s emphasis on evidence-based practices.


Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony include Supervisor Belia Ramos, chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors, Napa Superior Court Judge Mark S. Boessenecker, Interim County Executive Officer Minh Tran, Corrections Director Lenard Vare, and Chief Probation Officer Mary Butler.



Construction of the facility is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018.

The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.


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