Mendocino County Using Grant to Keep People Out of Jail

Mendocino County is trying to keep people out of jail. Mendocino County received a Community Recidivism Reduction grant of $25,000 and is in the process of accepting bids for agencies or groups who want to keep crime down and people out of jail. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports, The goal of the project is to engage people coming out of jail or prison or other detention programs that will teach them how to refrain from engaging in crime, reconnect with family members and contribute to their communities. People eligible to get help under the grant may have been released from state prison, county jail, a juvenile detention facility, and under supervision by a parole or probation department. Also eligible are people the authorities think are susceptible to criminal activity and could be helped with delinquency prevention, homelessness prevention and re-entry services.