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NAPA – Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza was recently reappointed Chair of the Administration of Justice Policy Committee, a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) committee focused on justice and public safety related issues.
In 2018, the committee focused on issues that included mental health diversion and bail reform. This year the committee will continue to focus on these issues as well as others affecting counties, including public safety realignment and issues relating to juvenile justice. In 2019, the committee will also work to implement legislation that allows the counties of Napa, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Yolo to offer an alternative and innovative evidence-based approach to the current batterer’s intervention treatment program models for those convicted of Domestic Violence crimes. This measure is the first step in assessing whether there are treatment programs that can better address the criminogenic needs of batterers and result in reducing recidivism.
“I am humbled and honored to continue leading this important committee,” Pedroza said. “This will allow me to continue to build on the great work we did last year while continuing to promote policies and practices that have been successful in Napa.”
“Having Supervisor Pedroza reappointed is great news for Napa County,” said Mary Butler, Napa County’s Chief Probation Officer. “He understands what it takes to keep our community safe and is a strong supporter of evidence-based practices. His support allows Napa County to continue to promote rehabilitation and accountability for offenders.”
CSAC is the statewide association that represents all 58 county governments before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC’s Administration of Justice Policy Committee, one of five, has primary responsibility to develop policies relating to the administration and financing of all county functions connected to the civil and criminal justice systems, including juvenile justice; probation; courts; local law enforcement; adult and juvenile detention; public records, privacy and open meetings; and grand juries.