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 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Women’s Leadership Forum Workshop: Leadership Styles for Women in Government 
Leadership positions can often mean ‘leaning in’ without having all of the answers or resources to excel. Hear from a diverse panel of women leaders who will discuss their trajectory from change management agents to local or state government leaders. This workshop will focus on sharing strategies that women in local government can use to develop or enhance their own vision, voice, and leadership presence in their communities. Panelists will share their experiences on balancing their personal vs civic responsibilities while helping to improve the lives of members in their community and empowering the next generation of leaders.



2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Social, Community and Public Health Impacts of Cannabis

With the passage of Proposition 64 last year, the state and local governments have been working to develop a system of commercial licensing and regulation for all aspects of cannabis. This presents a unique challenge to county government as the implementers of a number of drug, alcohol and rehabilitation programs. This workshop will explore the cultural shift of legalization its impact on our communities and the important public outreach and education components of cannabis regulation.



8:30 am – 10:00 am
Criminal Justice Reforms Workshop on County-State Collaboration 

Over the last six years, California has undergone major reforms in the criminal justice system to improve offender outcomes, reduce recidivism, and eliminate federal oversight of our state correctional system.  As counties have partnered with the state in making these efforts successful, we now embark on implementing another criminal justice reform, Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act.  This workshop will look at the implementation of Proposition 57, the outcomes that CDCR has seen over the last five years, and the impact these changes can have on our local communities.  

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Solutions & Tools to Address the Growing Crisis of Homelessness

Homelessness is an issue that impacts all of our counties – no matter the size or location. In response, CSAC and the League of California Cities have been working together as part of a Joint Task Force to develop solutions and tools to address this growing crisis. This workshop will provide an overview of the progress made by the Task Force; provide examples of best practices and collaboration at the local level; and spotlight case studies of opportunities and challenges faced by counties and cities as they implement local homelessness plans. 

1:30 pm – 2:45pm
California County Roundtable

What’s Going On in Your County?
That’s the question at the heart of the “California County Roundtable,” a workshop featuring county supervisors talking about what’s important right now in their counties -- whether those are thorny problems, clever solutions, or something else they think other county officials should be thinking about. After supervisors give their three-minute presentations, attendees will have the chance to talk at length about the issues that were raised and the connections they made with what’s going on in their own county.

3:00 pm – 4:15pm
Making Criminal Justice Work: Exploring Evidence-Based Practices 

CSAC and The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative partnered in 2015 in an effort to support county leaders as they engage in evidence-based policy making. The goal of the CSAC-Results First partnership is to develop in-state capacity to support California county leaders who seek to invest in programs that will produce the best outcomes for residents and the highest rate of return on the counties’ investments. CSAC-Results First is currently in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Kern, Fresno, Santa Clara, Ventura, Nevada and Solano counties.  Although research is available, it can be cumbersome navigating the different clearinghouses and different ratings. This workshop will help county leaders and their staff navigate the Results First clearinghouse to better understand their programs on adult criminal justice. 

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
The Changing Federal Landscape: Implications on Major Policy Efforts

The November 2016 election of President Trump dramatically changed political landscape in Washington from business as usual to a new paradigm of hyper-partisanship. A year later, this workshop will explore what this means for major policy efforts including health care, tax reform and the Congressional budget and implications on local budgets and services.

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