Mental Health Teams Now Active County-Wide

Residents all across our region can dial the Access-In-Crisis-Line at (888) 724-7240 to reach a dispatcher (who is also a trained mental health clinician themselves). They will assist in deploying the appropriate responder.

Observing the Dages Trial

The Matt Dages trial and the CPOB, while promising first steps, do not mean that all is well for racial justice and policing in La Mesa. Much work remains to be done.

Time to put the CAB back on the shelf

The City has ignored all the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations. It’s time stop wasting City money and the time of all the CAB members.

Gallery: Book Drive for People in County Jail

Our book drive netted more than 1500 books to improve the lives of residents in our jails. Both the Branch and the Sheriff’s department are so grateful to everyone who donated or volunteered!

October 28: Community Corrections Partnership Working Group

The County of San Diego Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) is seeking public input to update the goals, objectives, and expected outcomes of its AB 109 Realignment Plan. The next public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 5 p.m.,

Read: President Maxwell on Increased Crime

Despite the recent increase, crime in San Diego is still well below its 1990s peak. Interviews with experts and community organizers suggest that, while the causes of crime are complex, the pandemic played a considerable role in the spike, as did an ongoing lack of trust in law enforcement.

SB 567 Reforms Sentencing Practices

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2021 CONTACTS: Austin Panush: Austin.Panush@sen.ca.gov or Luan Huynh: Luan.Huynh@sen.ca.gov; both at (916) 651-4035   Governor Newsom Signs SB 567, Correcting 14 years of Unjust Criminal Sentencing Procedures   SACRAMENTO – On October 8th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 567 into law to modify the criminal sentencing process. SB 567 creates a presumption of sentencing […]