In 2007, building on the successes of reentry roundtables in other counties around the country, former Alameda County Public Health Director Arnold Perkins spent a year organizing stakeholders and creating the Alameda County Reentry Network. Initially, the objective was to establish a single roundtable that included all stakeholders. However, during development it became clear that a single table could not meet the diverse needs of those working on reentry. Instead, the planning group connected existing tables and created new ones to fill gaps. The power in such an infrastructure is how it defines a clear mechanism for communication and coordination between stakeholders, while also serving as a resource for alignment of new and emerging programs seeking to work in Alameda County. The Reentry Network currently includes representatives from elected officials at the city, county and state level, Oakland Human Services, Probation Department, Sheriff Department, CDCR, Public Health and Social Services agencies and many more.
For more information click on the following links:
- Reentry Network Strategic Plan
The Alameda County Reentry Network consists of the following committees and councils (click on the diagram to see a full size view).
The Alameda County Reentry Network is a county wide effort to improve public safety by reducing recidivism among the formerly incarcerated. The Reentry Network provides S.A.F.E.T.Y.
A comprehensive county wide plan for providing effective services to the formerly incarcerated
Policy, services and funding recommendations that will benefit Alameda County’s reentry population and their families and neighborhoods
Current data and information on best practices and tools that inform policy makers, providers, the police and the general public about reentry in Alameda County
A county wide collaborative in place and prepared to address reentry related issues as they arise.
Collaboration, cooperation and coordination between Alameda County reentry programs, initiatives and providers
A county wide set of measures to evaluate outcomes