Projects

We work with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, elected leaders, and community members to shift policies, practices, and philosophies to create better communities. We operate at multiple intercepts of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems: prevention, intervention, diversion, custody and detention, and reentry and recidivism-prevention.

Our Work

Multi-Partner Project Design

We design highly-regarded, progressive, and effective public/private initiatives to improve juvenile and adult criminal systems.

CoCo LEAD Plus: An Innovative Point-of-Arrest Diversion Program

A public/private multi-partner initiative led by County Health Services, a city police department, and County Probation, CoCo LEAD Plus is an innovative point-of-arrest diversion program intended to break the cycle of criminalization and repeated incarceration for people with mental illness or substance use disorder in Antioch, CA.

Stand Together Contra Costa

Multi-Partner Project Design Client Office of the Public Defender with community-based implementation partners Amounts and Funding Sources $1.5 million Contra Costa County General Funds; $1.0 million in private foundation grants Project A public/private...

Misdemeanor Early Representation/Smart Defense Initiative

Multi-Partner Project Design Client Office of the Public Defender Amounts and Funding Sources (first two years) $377,000 Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance grant; $200,000 private foundations, leveraged county resources Purpose Reduce judicial “Failures...

“Clean Sweep” Post-Conviction Records Remedy Project

Multi-Partner Project Design Client Office of the Public Defender Amounts and Funding Sources Private foundation grants leveraging established county resources Purpose In the aftermath of justice-reform bills passed by California voters in 2014 and 2016...

Facilitation and Multi-Stakeholder Process Management

We design, manage, and facilitate multi-stakeholder processes to forge shared solutions among diverse and often divergent stakeholders.

Reentry Success Center

Facilitation and Multi-Stakeholder Process Management Client County Administrator’s Office in partnership with a 16-member team of community residents, blended public/private funding Project A public/private community-based collective impact initiative,...

Youth Justice Initiative

Facilitation and Multi-Stakeholder Process Management Client Employment and Human Services Division Amounts and Funding Sources United States Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Purpose A public/private...

High-Impact Grant Proposals

We write compelling, deeply researched, and highly successful grant proposals to generate funding from federal, state, local, and private sources.

Research and Analysis

We help clients and stakeholders develop insights and understanding through research and analysis.

Jail Needs Assessment, Conducted for the Office of the Sheriff

Research and Planning Client Office of the Sheriff, Contra Costa County Budget $65,000 Purpose In partnership with the Office of the Sheriff and the design firm HDR, Inc., this comprehensive Jail Needs Assessment of the Contra Costa County Adult Detention...

  • CoCo LEAD Plus: An Innovative Point-of-Arrest Diversion Program - A public/private multi-partner initiative led by County Health Services, a city police department, and County Probation, CoCo LEAD Plus is an innovative point-of-arrest diversion program intended to break the cycle of criminalization and repeated incarceration for people with mental illness or substance use disorder in Antioch, CA. CHECK IT OUT