With an unknown number of convicted felons soon to begin serving their time in the , instead of state prisons, the county is preparing to apply for state grant money aimed at keeping that number as low as possible.
On Tuesday, the county board of supervisors is expected to approve a resolution (attached) creating a Community Corrections Partnership to meet the state's requirements for handing out grants to help prevent convicted felons from offending again.
According to the agenda for the meeting, county staff is asking the board to:
- Adopt a resolution creating and approving the Bylaws for the Napa County Community Corrections Partnership, including its Executive Committee;
- Appoint a Board member, the County Executive Officer or a representative of the Board to serve on the Community Corrections Partnership;
- Appoint Rich Melton, Chief of Police of the City of Napa, to serve as the police chief representative on the Community Corrections Partnership;
- Appoint Randy Snowden, Director of Health & Human Services, to serve as the County mental health/social services/employment/alcohol drug program representative on the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee; and
- Direct the County Executive Officer to immediately begin the process of seeking applicants for the victims representative and community based organizations representative on the Community Corrections Partnership.
The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the county administration building, 1195 Third St.