Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2013 California crime rates decrease in every offense

The California Department of Justice recently released a report indicating that between 2012 and 2013 Crime in California is down in every offense.
The report presents statistics for reported crimes, arrests, disposition of adult felony arrests, adult probation, criminal justice personnel, citizens’ complaints against peace officers, domestic violence related calls for assistance, and law enforcement officers killed or assaulted.  The report also provides historical trend data for previous years.
The report is available by visiting the Depart of Justice website at: http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/cjsc/publications/candd/cd13/cd13.pdf
For assistance accessing the report, please contact Albert Rivas by email at albert.rivas@cdcr.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 445-4950.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Corrections Staff to be Honored for Bravery

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will honor 107 employees from across the state Sept. 18 during its 30th annual Medal of Valor Ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove Community Center, where six employees will be recognized with the highest award given by CDCR – the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor is earned by employees who distinguish themselves through bravery or heroism above and beyond the normal demands of correctional service, displaying great courage in the face of immediate life-threatening peril and with full knowledge of the risk involved, while showing professional judgment and not jeopardizing operations or the lives of others.

In addition to the Medal of Valor, CDCR will award Distinguished Service Medals, Unit Citations and Bronze, Silver and Gold Corrections Stars.
What:

Medal of Valor Ceremony
Medal of Valor, Bronze, Silver and Gold Corrections Stars awarded
Unit Citations honor groups’ bravery
Distinguished Service Medals for exemplary work conduct
Correctional Officer and Supervisor of the Year named
Who: 



Where:

CDCR employees
CDCR executives, including Keynote Speaker Secretary Jeff Beard


First Baptist Church of Elk Grove Community Center
8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove

When:

10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 18
RSVP:

By Monday, Sept. 15, to (916) 445-4950 or kristina.khokhobashvili@cdcr.ca.gov


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CDCR Employees Give Back

By Alexandra Powell, Office of External Affairs

Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work, formerly known as the California State Employee Charitable Campaign, has officially begun.  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is one of many state agencies taking part in the initiative.

The Our Promise campaign was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fundraising drive for the California state employee community. The campaign is rooted in the California legislature and is administered by the Victim’s Compensation and Government Claims Board.

California Government Code, Section 13923, requires every employee receive an approved list of charitable organizations, a payroll deduction form, and a designation form. It also allows for payroll deduction for an annual charitable fund drive.

During the fall, each state employee is given a payroll deduction pledge form and a donor resource guide with participating charitable organizations.  Employees may donate to a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Any organization not listed in the donor resource guide may receive an employee contribution by completing the Write-In Organization section of the pledge form.  Payroll deduction donations start for as little as $5 per month. 
You can learn more about the Our Promise Campaign at www.csecc.org