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Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is excited to share a recently completed project: they have digitized 126 Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office mug books and uploaded them to the Internet Archive. 

 

CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Public Safety Realignment & Prop. 47 Planning: Second Session Added in Davis

Public Safety Realignment & Prop. 47 Planning: Second Session Added in Davis

Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment, was enacted in 2011 in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding by placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  Adding to those responsibilities, Californians passed Proposition 47 in November which reduced penalties for certain offenders convicted of certain property and drug crimes and which allows certain offenders who have been previously convicted of such crimes to apply for reduced sentences.  In addition, the measure requires any state savings that result be spent to support truancy (unexcused absences) prevention, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and victim services.

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room.  The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual Trust and Community Safety?

Northern California Construction Training Opens Its Doors in Woodland

Northern California Construction Training Opens Its Doors in Woodland

Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) has opened its doors in Woodland, thanks to recent funding from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.  Citing the correlation between lack of employment and a high risk for re-offense within the criminal justice population, the Board of Supervisors voted to support bringing NCCT to Woodland to enhance local efforts to break the cycle of recidivism.

Located at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, NCCT is a non-profit, community-based pre-apprenticeship program that teaches and mentors students, enabling them to successfully transition to careers in construction.  The NCCT curriculum includes classroom work and hands-on building experience, including help in obtaining a driver's license and GED if necessary.  Participants are taught by credentialed teacher-trainers who are master carpenters with years of experience.

Patrick Turturici Appointed Juvenile Detention Facility Superintendent

Patrick Turturici Appointed Juvenile Detention Facility Superintendent

Yolo County Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall has announced the appointment of Patrick Turturici as superintendent of juvenile detention facilities.  He fills the position recently vacated by Ray Simmons, who was promoted to assistant chief probation officer.

Mr. Turturici’s career in law enforcement began in 1985.  Most recently, he served as the undersheriff in Lake County.  Prior to that, he was the undersheriff for San Benito County from 2005 to 2010.  In Yolo County, Mr. Turturici will be overseeing the business operations of the Juvenile Detention Facility and the Alternative Sentencing Work Program and Transportation Unit.  Additionally, he will continue the partnerships with the Yolo County Office of Education, California Forensic Medical Group and a variety of contractual partners associated with the Work Program Unit.

Next Steps in Public Safety Realignment Planning - Next Planning Session May 12

Next Steps in Public Safety Realignment Planning - Next Planning Session May 12

In 2011, in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding, Assembly Bill 109 (Public Safety Realignment) was enacted placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  To aid Yolo County in strengthening its related planning efforts, the Crime and Justice Institute was engaged to develop an assessment and assist the county’s criminal justice partners in a strategic planning process.