Community Advisory Board Budget Narrative
August 6, 2012
AB109 2012-2013 CAB Proposal Budget Narrative, 8/6/22, Page 1 of 2
Overall Approach and Assumptions
This budget was developed for the purpose of implementing the CAB recommendations, dated July12, 2012, which prioritizes jobs, housing, reentry One Stop service systems and training/capacitybuilding on trauma informed approaches.
Integration of services is crucial and will be facilitated during the Request for Proposal process,which will require collaboration and coordination among the grantees who are awarded. Theplanning and implementation of the One-stop/First-stop reentry systems in East, Central and WestCounty will also emphasize system integration. The CAB budget breaks out services by categories tofacilitate a more accurate estimate of clients
needs and costs.
The estimated number of people to be served by the proposed budget for FY 2012-2013 is 400. Thisis based on the Probation Department estimates of 25-35 AB109 people per month or 300-480 peryear either directly from CDCR release or those sentenced to 1170(h) with a tail of mandatorysupervision. This is likely conservative given that the people under AB109 PRCS in FY 2011-2012 didnot receive many of the recommended services.
The primary outcome underlying the CAB budget is to reduce recidivism in Contra Costa County. Thefollowing strategies are key to reaching the outcome.
Jail to Community programs that emphasize pre-release planning.
Addressing the specific needs identified by the CAIS risk needs assessment, including securesubstance abuse, housing, employment, income upon release, counseling and familyreunification.
Building needed capacity to integrate trauma informed approaches that addressinterpersonal violence and abuse with incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals, theirfamilies, community and systems of care as a linchpin to successful reentry, reducingrecidivism, and community safety.
The percentage of AB109 clients that need a particular service will vary. Wherever possible, we usedlocal data to calculate this percentage. Sources for these estimates are noted below.
Cost estimates were researched by gathering expense information from existing evidence-basedprograms in Contra Costa and other communities. Wherever possible, costs were developed on adollar per client basis.
Line-Item Cost Assumptions
Office of Reentry Coordinator:
The CAB proposes that the Office of Reentry Coordinator obtain ahalf-time administrative staff position that will assist with coordination and communicationfunctions and approximately $20,000 to develop and maintain communication tools including areentry website for the county.
Prerelease Case Managers:
The CAB proposes to create eight prerelease case managers positions($80,000 each). Caseloads will be approximately 20 clients per manager. Successful reintegrationdepends on thoughtful and comprehensive needs assessment and effective prerelease services,including educational, vocational and health services while incarcerated.