The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. To that end, BOSS tries to stay up-to-date on legislation that relates to our mission and the people we serve, such as the following:
This bill significantly reduces the use of money bail and moves to a system where community safety, not wealth, is the basis for determining pretrial release. Provides pretrial services to help people back to court and comply with court-ordered conditions of release.
This bill creates clear guidelines and bolsters training for new trauma recovery centers ensuring crime survivors receive comprehensive and timely services.
This bill authorizes a court, in its discretion, to grant expungement relief for a petitioner previously convicted of an offense included in AB 109 (2011), public safety Realignment.
- Signed by Governor Brown and Chaptered by Secretary of State on 9/1/17 (Chapter 207, Statutes of 2017)
This bill expands California’s infant and child early screening program to identify children who are victims of trauma, in order to provide them with the proper mental health care services.
This bill increases access to critical health care services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries immediately after incarceration, a time of increased risk for medical problems, recidivism, and even death.
To express support for any of these bills or get more information, visit our friends and community partners, Californians for Safety and Justice.
For more information about employment, education, and social services for citizens returning from incarceration, check out our Career Training & Employment Center (CTEC). They are having a Graduation Celebration on October 27th where we will take an evening to recognize and celebrate the hard work of over 50 CTEC participants who have overcome the odds, risen above adversity, and achieved life-changing, living-wage careers!