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Criminal Justice Realignment and Related Videos

At a workshop in San Francisco, Judge Richard Couzens (ret.) took a moment to respond to a few questions about realignment and sentencing reform in California:

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Webinar: Implementing PC 1001.80: Pretrial Diversion for California Veterans and Active Members of the United States Military

In 2014, SB 1227 authorized the creation of a pretrial diversion program when a member or former member of the United States Military is accused of a misdemeanor (PC 1001.80) and the defendant is suffering from sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse or mental health problems resulting from military service.

This webinar covered pretrial diversion for veterans and active members of the United States Military; duties and responsibilities of judges to consider pretrial diversion for misdemeanors and certain felonies; and procedures for handling these cases.

PJ/CEO Roundtable: Evidence-Based Practices: Reducing Recidivism to Increase Public Safety

#6671, (43 min)
Copyright © 2011 Judicial Council of California

Judge J. Richard Couzens (Ret.) discusses what evidence-based practice is, the principles of evidence-based practices, and the role of the courts and probation in implementing evidence-based practices.

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