|Fact Sheet||Realignment Fact Sheet (04/16/2014)|
|Fact Sheet - Fresno County||Realignment Fact Sheet - Fresno County|
|Fact Sheet - San Joaquin County||Realignment Fact Sheet - San Joaquin County|
|Race & Incarceration||Realignment - Race & Incarceration|
|Mental Health||Realignment Mental Health|
|Recidivism||Realignment Release Programs and Recidivism|
|Invitation Sample||Invitation Sample|
Living Room Conversations about Realignment focus on creating safe communities. While incarceration provides safety for the public for a defined period, many of the offenders in the Realignment program are released and supervised in their home community. How we reduce recidivism and increase safety? There are many options that can be explored and discussed to create a safer and more prosperous community.
What is Realignment?
AB 109, also known as the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 (“Realignment”), primarily affects people convicted of non-violent, non-serious, non-registerable sex offenses (“non-non-nons” or “triple-nons”) — which includes most drug and property offenses. Under Realignment, people newly convicted of one of these low-level offenses become the responsibility of county-level criminal justice systems, including jail, probation, and community-based alternatives to incarceration, rather than being sent to state prison and supervised by state parole.