Yolo County Hosts Proposition 47 Community Engagement Events

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - January 6, 2017 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, in collaboration with the District Attorney, Public Defender, and Probation Department will host three Proposition 47 Community Engagement meetings in the cities of Woodland, Davis and West Sacramento.

On November 17, 2016, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced that it will disperse grant funding in the amount of $103 million in Proposition 47 savings over 38 months. The funding will be used for rehabilitative programs that offer mental health services, substance-use disorder treatment and diversion opportunities, along with housing and job-skills training.

The purpose of these meetings is to get input from the public regarding how this unique funding will be used. Community members, including people affected by crime and individuals who have spent time in jail or prison, are encouraged to attend. The lead agency in the preparation of this grant is the Health and Human Services Agency in collaboration with the District Attorney, Probation Department and the Public Defender.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

West Sacramento January 10th from 6:00p.m. to 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at the West Sacramento Civic Center located at 1110 West Capital Avenue. For streaming video please go to: http://cityofwestsacramento.org/whatsnew/live_video.asp

Davis, January 11th from 6:00p.m. to 7:00 pm in the Community Chambers at City Hall located at 23 Russell Boulevard (corner of Russell Blvd and B St.). For streaming video please go to:

Woodland, January 12th from 6:00p.m. to 7:00 pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 625 Court Street, Room 204. For streaming video please go to: www.yolocounty.org > Board Meetings (top of page) > Live and Archived Video Streaming of Meetings > Prop 47 Community Engagement.

These meetings will be streamed live on the dates and times listed above and will also be available on video. Community members are encouraged to provide public comment either in person at one of the above meetings or via email at Prop47Grant@yolocounty.org.