Alternatives to Incarceration Final Report - Community Listening Session & Comment Card 


We want to hear from you.


On April 24, the County's partner for the Alternatives to Incarceration project, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), publicly posted their Final Report and recommendations on the project. 

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in our upcoming virtual community listening session on May 4, leave comments on our online community comment card, and/or provide public comment on the report during the May 23 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Your feedback will inform the direction of the Alternatives to Incarceration project as it moves forward beyond May, and will help the County ensure that the ongoing project responds to the needs of the community.


Virtual Forum

The Public Safety Group is hosting a virtual community listening session on May 4, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. SANDAG will present highlights from its report and recommendations, and participants will be asked for their feedback.  If you are interested in attending, please access the listening session using the Zoom link below once the meeting starts:

Join via Computer (click link to join):

Meeting ID: 823 9779 0242

Password: 815644

Join via Phone

Phone Number: +1 669 444 9171  

Access code: 823 9779 0242#

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Final Report and Community Comment Card

SANDAG's Final Report contains new data on law enforcement contact before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, summarizes all research conducted over the course of the project with input from community stakeholders, and proposes a set of policy recommendations for the County's consideration at the end of the report.  Read the report here and let us know your thoughts using the Community Comment Card below.

An Executive Summary to the report begins on page 2, and you can find the list of conclusions and recommendations starting on page 172.

In addition to hearing community feedback during the listening session on May 4, we have also launched a Community Comment Card to collect written feedback on the report.  If you prefer to leave written comments, please do so on the form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12.  



In October 2021, the Board of Supervisors directed County staff to collaborate with justice and health partners, service providers, and community members, including people with lived experience in the justice system, to develop recommendations to safely reduce jail populations and promote alternatives to incarceration.  

The County of San Diego has partnered with SANDAG to analyze incarceration trends; identify priority populations to focus on; analyze the needs, gaps, and barriers faced by justice-involved individuals when accessing needed services; outline best practices from other jurisdictions; solicit community input throughout the project; and develop a set of recommendations based on the data and feedback collected.  

On May 23, SANDAG will present its Final Comprehensive Report to the Board of Supervisors. County staff on that date will present related recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for supportive services and County actions to prevent people from entering jail or re-entering jail.


Accessibility and Language Services

Disability-related accommodations necessary to facilitate meeting participation, language interpretation, including American Sign Language, and written materials in alternative languages and formats are available upon request. Please submit your request at least 72 hours in advance of event to: Nicholas Zinter, 619-204-9074,


Adaptaciones por discapacidad necesarias para facilitar la participación en la reunión, servicios de interpretación, incluido el lenguaje de señas estadounidense, y materiales escritos en idiomas y formatos alternativos están disponibles a pedido. Envíe su solicitud al menos 72 horas antes del evento a: Nicholas Zinter, 619-204-9074,


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تتوفر التسهيلات المتعلقة بالإعاقة اللازمة لتسهيل المشاركة في الاجتماع ، والترجمة اللغوية ، بما في ذلك لغة الإشارة الأمريكية ، والمواد المكتوبة بلغات وأشكال بديلة عند الطلب. يرجى تقديم طلبك قبل 72 ساعة على الأقل من الحدث إلى
Nicholas Zinter، 619-204-9074،


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تسهیلات مربوط به معلولیت لازم برای تسهیل شرکت در جلسه، ترجمه زبان، از جمله زبان اشاره آمریکایی، و مطالب نوشتاری به زبان‌ها و قالب‌های جایگزین در صورت درخواست در دسترس است. لطفاً درخواست خود را حداقل 72 ساعت قبل از رویداد به آدرس زیر ارسال کنید
Nicholas Zinter, 619-204-9074,