Items on the Jan 19 council meeting agenda include:

Presentation from Dr. Edward J. Latessa, a nationally recognized expert on the promising use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment.

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court Initiative: The council will receive an update from the initiative’s steering committee, which is focused on improving court and community practices to keep kids in school and out of the justice system by bringing attention to the connections between trauma, truancy, chronic absenteeism, and the impact of exclusionary school discipline practices on court-involved youth.

Court Forms for Proposition 64: The council will consider four optional forms to enable petitioner/applicants to file for resentencing, dismissal, and record sealing under the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.”

Court Technology Needs: The council will consider one-time allocations for the Superior Court of Humboldt County and the Superior Court of Madera County to address information technology infrastructure needs.