Legislature sends CALCASA bills to the governor’s desk
The Legislature passed many of CALCASA’s priority support bills before the end-of-session deadline.
The following is a summary of CALCASA supported bills that have been chaptered. California Statutes are the Chaptered Bills. A bill is “chaptered” by the Secretary of State after it has passed through both houses of the Legislature and has been signed by the Governor.
Mental Health Courts: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice
from the Council of State Governments Justice Center
The Council of State Governments Justice Center released a new report called, Mental Health Courts: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice. This guide summarizes the research on mental health court design, function and efficacy.
Understanding National Rape Statistics
Understanding National Rape Statistics, by Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley (September 2009), is now available at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).
Lifting Ban on Counseling for Prisoner Rape Survivors
from Just Detention International
Rape is devastating – no matter where the assault occurs. It is also a crime – regardless of whether the victim is detained or lives in the community. Survivors of such crimes need and deserve support services, such as crisis counseling. Unfortunately, in the U.S. today, countless prisoners who are sexually assaulted while incarcerated are excluded from these life-saving services. Why?
California Struggles With Paroled Sex Offenders
Darrell Littleton, a California parole agent, checks on “his guys,” parolees in the Escondido area.
One got drunk and exposed himself to a jogger in a public park. Another was a fire captain until he molested his 13-year-old stepdaughter, went to prison and lost his wife, his job and his home. Now the man sleeps behind a drive-through restaurant.