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CIVIL GRAND JURY NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022/2023 Term
Each year judicial officers of the Superior Court are responsible for presenting the names of civic-minded county residents to serve on the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury. The jury’s primary responsibility is to examine and report on the operations of local government agencies and to investigate citizen complaints, acting as the public’s watchdog.
The court seeks to secure a pool of at least 30 nominees – six from each Alameda County Supervisorial District (nominations due 4/15/2022). Ultimately, 19 jurors will be selected randomly from this pool to be impaneled as the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury for 2022-2023.
Information about qualifications and the application process can be found online at http://grandjury.acgov.org/join-us.page? Prospective jurors should fill out the application online. Participation on the Civil Grand Jury is a significant commitment: at least two meetings per week in Oakland for one year (currently online by videoconference consistent with public health guidance in response to the ongoing pandemic).
Nominations are accepted throughout the year, however, the focus at present is to build a Grand Jury for this fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022. That means staff must receive nominations no later than April 15, 2022. For questions about Grand Jury service, please call Cassie Barner at (510) 208-9855 or email her at email@example.com
PUBLIC SERVICE WEEK
MAY 2ND - 8TH, 2021
In recognition of the service our employees provide every day to the residents of Alameda County, we pause to celebrate Public Service Week, and to thank you for your many contributions.
From the ACPD leadership team
Brian, Karen and Marcus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On March 12, 2021, and again on March 15, 2021, a person entered the public lobby at the Probation Center on Broadway in Oakland, and recorded lobby activity under a declaration of the First Amendment. The person was initially inaccurately advised by staff that he would need to obtain permission before he could record.
Alameda County Probation Department Awarded $3 Million for Innovative Reentry Practices through Bureau of Justice Assistance Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Programs
The Alameda County Probation Department (ACPD) received three awards totaling $2,994,325 through the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant programs to implement innovative reentry practices for clients returning to Alameda County from jail or prison.
Two grants provide funding to expand and evaluate ACPD's Pathways Home initiative, which involves a partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to strengthen the reentry process for individuals returning home to Alameda County from state prison on post-release community supervision. The Pathways Home initiative involves four primary components: (1) case-planning video conferences conducted with clients before they are released from prison; (2) workbooks with valuable reentry information delivered to clients prior ro their release; (3) virtual reality videos that allow clients to practice responses to challenging situations in safe, virtual environments; and (4) a mobile application called Vergil that helps clients track meeting with probation officers, court dates, and steps involbed in achieving their case plan goals.
Board Recognition of 2020 National Association of Counties Achievement Award Winners - November 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The County has been awarded six National Association of Counties (NACo) Achivement Awards. These awards are for innovative programs in the Disctrict Attoerney's Office, Health Care Services Agency, Information Technology Department, Probation and the Social Services Agency.
Launch of Tyler Supervision Department Wide
On Monday, October 12, 2020, the Alameda County Probation Department expanded its state-of-the-art, cloud-based automated case management system, Tyler Supervision, throughout the entire department. This system reflects the department’s “first-of-its kind” transition from a legacy system to a 21st century solution. The ultimate goal of this project was to build a system that supports data-informed practice, transparency, and accountability that allows the Alameda County Probation Department to monitor operations associated with its programs and practices, and its impact on client outcomes.
Alameda County Press Release - Stay-at-Home Order to Last Through May 3
March 31, 2020
ACPD COVID-19 Communication
March 16, 2020
To our Probation Clients, Partners and our Community,
The ACPD Executive team, staff and our county governmental partners have been working tirelessly to ensure we do everything possible to keep our community safe during this unprecedented time. We have deployed our Emergency Operations Center (EOC), ensuring that we are poised to act as quickly as possible in order to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are implementing temporary changes in our daily operations and will continue to do so as this emergency unfolds.
We have suspended all non-state and non-federally mandated fieldwork immediately until further notice. We are continuing to conduct services on an as needed basis, taking into consideration youth and adults with special needs. We are providing staff with direction on safe client interactions due to this pandemic as well as working to accommodate anyone impacted by this developing situation.
Facilities and maintenance staff are increasing the cleaning of common areas in our offices. Hand sanitizers have been provided and will continue to be replenished throughout the Department. It is our goal to keep our probation community safe to the extent possible. Here are steps staff and the community can take to protect yourself and others:
- Practice physical distancing (also referred to as social distancing).
- Wash your hands often with liquid soap and water and rub for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue, if available.
- Stay home from work if you are ill. Consult your personal physician if you have a fever. Remain off work until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.
- Keep sick family members at home until symptoms resolve.
- Get your flu shot to protect against flu or symptoms like COVID-19.
- If you are going to travel, check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you travel.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department at http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx, or https://211norcal.org/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-info/ or you can text “Coronavirus” to 211211 from your mobile phone.
We appreciate your patience, and calm cooperation during this critical time as we rise to meet this emergency. Look for ongoing communications as this situation unfolds and above all, stay safe and well.
Control Your Fate That Message Can Wait
During the week of February 11th through 17th, the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division will be in full force, spreading awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. All uniformed personnel, including the Division Chiefs and all Area Commanders, will be patrolling the roadways to enforce laws pertaining to distracted driving. Simply answering a text message or looking up directions on your phone could change your life, or the life of someone else, forever. The California Highway Patrol reminds you that driving is a privilege: one that should be taken seriously. Driving distracted is not worth a ticket, a crash, or a life.
Source: CHP - Golden Gate Division
Alameda County looks to eliminate fines
Alameda County officials have taken a major step toward abolishing what some called “crippling” criminal justice fines and fees that low-income defendants have to pay, a move that was cheered by reformists — and, if passed, would probably make the county only the second in the nation to do so.
Ordinance to Eliminate Fines, Fees for Defendants
An ordinance amending section 2.42.190 of the administrative code to eliminate probation fees; repealing resolution 2011-142 regarding public defender/conflict counsel fees for representation of indigent adults; and eliminating sheriff's work alternative program administrative and attendance fees.