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Rural Nevada County Selected For Probation Program

It’s a program designed to improve programs in the justice system, and Nevada County is the first rural county chosen to participate. The California Association of Counties and the Pew-McArthur Foundation have created what’s called the ‘Results First’ initiative. Nevada County Probation Department Program Manager Jeff Goldman says the idea is to provide technical assistance at no cost to counties…

Listen to Jeff Goldman 1

Goldman calls it a great opportunity for Nevada County to be on the forefront of applying a relatively new approach to making criminal justice policy decisions. Goldman says it took some convincing for the program to be expanded to rural counties…

Listen to Jeff Goldman 2

The initiative seeks to produce the best outcomes and the highest rate of return on the counties’ investments.

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