Making Chronic Offenders Accountable

BobLeePactCongratulations to the Bob Lee Community Partnership for Accountability, Connection and Treatment, (PACT) a collaboration of the County and City of Santa Cruz, for receiving the California State Association of Counties 2015 “Challenge Award.”   In the first year of the program, arrests and citations rates for PACT-intervened clients dropped by 70%, and ambulance rides to the hospital emergency room dropped by 80%. In 2016, the PACT program will be expanded to other hot spots, possibly Felton and Grants Park, where chronic offenders impact public safety and social services.