The CSAC Bulletin for November 10, 2016
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November 10, 2016

In this Issue

Top Headlines
 - CSAC-Supported Ballot Measures Earn Voter Approval
 - Video Shines a Spotlight on CSAC Homelessness Advocacy
 - California Congressional Election Results

Policy Reports
 - Don’t Miss Monday’s County Inmate Medi-Cal Program Webinar
 - Ventura County Joins the CSAC-Pew MacArthur Results First Initiative
 - Workshops Offered for Surface Mine Inspection
 - Cal OES Releases Human Trafficking Program RFP
 - BSCC Releases Draft Prop 47 RFP
 - Administration of Justice News Briefs

 - Advance Registration for CSAC Annual Meeting Ends Tuesday, Nov. 15
 - From Our Blog: ILG-Putting the Focus on Effective Public Engagement

CSAC-Supported Ballot Measures Earn Voter Approval
The CSAC Board of Directors (Board) in September voted to support three of the 17 initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot. And the Board voted earlier in the year to support a fourth. All of them were approved by voters and will become California law.
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Video Shines a Spotlight on CSAC's Homelessness Advocacy
Please take a few minutes to watch this video that shines a spotlight on the advocacy work CSAC has done on the issue of Homelessness on behalf of California's counties. From lobbying to education; social media to collaborating with partners, CSAC is working hard to find solutions, reduce barriers, and help counties and others develop the resources they need to lift people out of homelessness.
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California Congressional Election Results

Lawmakers Return Next Week to Begin Lame Duck Session

Key Committee Assignments for the 115th Congress

Across Capitol Hill, at least 46 members of California’s 53-member congressional delegation will be returning to the nation’s capital in January.  While two races are too close to call, the incumbent has a slight edge in both.
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Don’t Miss Monday’s County Inmate Medi-Cal Program Webinar

Counties are encouraged to join a webinar on the long-awaited Medi-Cal Inmate Program (MCIP) this Monday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hosted by the Department of Health Care Services, the webinar will focus on the program requirements and the role of counties, jails, and medical providers as the state rolls out this new program to allow counties or providers to draw down federal Medicaid funding for inmates who are treated for more than 24 hours at medical facilities that are offsite or separate from county jails.
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Ventura County Joins the CSAC-Pew MacArthur Results First Initiative

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to join the CSAC-Pew MacArthur Results First Initiative, a joint project with CSAC and the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It is a capacity building initiative to provide counties with tools and information to make informed data-driven decisions whether in criminal justice, juvenile justice or behavioral health areas.
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Workshops Offered for Surface Mine Inspection
The Department of Conservation is offering pre-rulemaking workshops to discuss the development of a surface mine inspection guidance document as required by AB 1142 (Gray). CSAC supported this bill, which clarifies and improves the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) to ensure complete reclamation plans, appropriate financial assurances, proper inspections, and clear authority and processes.​
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Cal OES Releases Human Trafficking Program RFP
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch announces the release of the Human Trafficking Victim Assistance (HV) Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The HV Program is designed to provide one-time funding to victim service providers to assist human trafficking victims with trauma recovery and provide services that include emergency shelter, temporary housing, counseling, transportation and legal assistance.  ​
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BSCC Releases Draft Prop 47 RFP

The Board of State & Community Corrections (BSCC) has released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for Proposition 47 funding. The final RFP is expected to be released sometime in November. The draft RFP provides information necessary to prepare a proposal to BSCC for the Proposition 47 Grant Program. All county agencies, such as mental health, are eligible for this funding. A copy of the draft RFP is available here.

Administration of Justice News Briefs

BSCC Holds Its Next Board Meeting

Community-Based Transitional Housing Grant Program 

Advance Registration for CSAC Annual Meeting Ends Tuesday, Nov. 15
Advance registration rates for the upcoming CSAC Annual Meeting end Tuesday, November 15! Don’t miss this opportunity to register in advance and save $50.00 off onsite registration rates. After next Tuesday, only onsite registration will be available.​
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From Our Blog: ILG-Putting the Focus on Effective Public Engagement
As public engagement is a foundation of our democracy, the Public Engagement Program has been a foundation of the Institute for Local Government (ILG).  A key component of our organization’s vision is to work toward a future where “all segments of the community are appropriately engaged in key public decisions.” It’s a vision shared by our parent organizations: CSAC, the League of California Cities and the California Special Districts Association.​
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