Originally posted at CSAC.

In light of AB 109′s second birthday, CSAC is continuing with its series on how counties across California have implemented the hallmark legislation. Some have done so in entirely unique and innovative ways.

In San Joaquin County, the Probation Department works hand in glove with other departments and community-based organizations to provide eligible inmates with housing assistance, job placement, drug treatment and other services. They also work very closely with local law enforcement, so offenders also get the proper level of supervision.