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Articles by Raj Jayadev

Santa Clara County Ends Collaboration with ICE, Creates Local Protections Against Controversial "Secure Communities" Program

In what has been heralded the most progressive policy in the nation, Santa Clara County today voted in a new set of guidelines for civil immigration detainers, which in effect ends the county’s collaboration with Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

Voices & Visions for Criminal Justice Reform

On September 14, 2011, over 200 attendees -- parolees, probationers, families, elected officials, law enforcement managers -- came together to participate in a community forum Santa Clara County's criminal justice realignment plan.

Santa Clara County DA’s Office to Now Consider “Collateral Consequences”

In response to the increasing number of immigrants deported for minor offenses, the DA’s offense is implementing a new approach which allows prosecutors to consider factors beyond the limited scope of the charge and sentence.

Pastor Johnny Welcomes Parolees Home, and Connects Them with Needed Services

As counties across California struggle to develop plans to respond to Governor Brown's mandate that they receive thousands of inmates from the state prison system, one local pastor has already developed a working blueprint.

CA’s Goal to Reduce Prison Overcrowding Hinges on Counties

In response to a Supreme Court decision, California will be reducing the number of people being sent to prison. Jayadev contends that this shift represents a historic opportunity for counties to re-imagine their criminal justice systems.
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