Public Safety

Learn more and share your thoughts about the

2011 Public Safety Realignment Plan at a Community Meeting on

Monday, November 28th from 6pm-8pm at

Friendship Baptist Church in Seaside.

The meeting will include presentations from local elected representatives and the Community Corrections Partnership which is responsible for the development and implementation of the County of Monterey’s Public Safety Realignment & Post Release Community Supervision Plan. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, and ideas about the realignment plan.

Featured Panel Speakers Include:

  • Supervisor Jane Parker
  • Assemblymember Bill Monning
  • District Attorney Dean Flippo
  • Sheriff Scott Miller
  • Chief Probation Officer Manuel Real
  • Public Defender James Egar
  • Presiding Superior Court Judge Tim Roberts
  • Seaside Police Chief Vicki Myers
  • Marina Police Chief Edmundo Rodriguez
  • Dir of Social and Employment Svs Elliott Robinson
  • Director of County Behavioral Health Wayne Clark

Background on the 2011 Public Safety Realignment

Earlier this year, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, historic legislation intended to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of State prisons. It is the cornerstone of California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in the state’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent design capacity by May 24, 2013, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Public Safety Realignment of 2011 constitutes a significant system change in adult corrections, shifting the responsibility of: a) low‐level felony offenders no longer eligible for a prison commitment; b) state prison post‐release community supervision; and c) parole violators to County supervision and custody. Recognizing the ineffectiveness of the current level of prison incarceration as a crime‐control strategy, the law reallocates criminal justice resources to support community‐based corrections programs, utilizing evidence‐based strategies that increase public safety, and hold offenders accountable while facilitating their reintegration into society.

Monterey County adopted its Public Safety Realignment and Post Release Community Supervision Plan on October 4, 2011. The plan discusses the current correctional context, provides a summary of legislative changes, outlines evidence­based research, clarifies recommended alternative strategies, and proposes the funding allocations to support these strategies.

Additional Information

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Understanding the Public Health Implications of Prisoner Reentry in California