Community Service & Reentry Division, Interactive Multimedia Platform

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

During 2019, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Community Service & Reentry Division (CSRD) – then called the Inmate Services Unit – launched an interactive, public-facing website designed to assist the Division promote the programs and services offered to incarcerated persons, provide a database of resources for justice-involved persons during the reentry process and provide an avenue for the public to help connect incarcerated loved ones with needed services. The platform also provides a peer-to-peer style forum that allows interested formerly incarcerated parties to communicate directly with each other and selected service providers to gain support and connections during the reentry process. The platform has continued to grow since it was first launched, and it now receives over 4000 unique visitors each year.