Barely two weeks ago, the victim stood shaking at a parole hearing inside the spiked gates of San Quentin Prison and prepared to face the "Pleasure Point rapist," who attacked her and at least four other women in Santa Cruz in the 1980s.
Council committees are often charged with addressing the impacts of recently passed legislation on the courts. Justice Tricia Bigelow, chair of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee, reviews the committee's work drafting forms, rules, legislative proposals associated with the courts' handling of workload brought on by Realignment. Listen
Collaborative courts in California are proven to reduce recidivism. Council meetings give committee chairs the time to update the council. Judge Richard Vlavianos, chair of the Collaborative Justice Advisory Committee, presents. Listen
Council hears a report from staff on the Recidivism Reduction Fund Court Grant Program. Awards of approximately $13.654 million were distributed to 27 superior courts for the period of April 1, 2015, to April 30, 2017. View awards | Listen