Pasadena Now: Pasadena Police Chief Joins Senator Portantino at Key State Hearing for Recidivism Reduction Bill

Friday, April 26 2019

On Tuesday, SB 620, a post release services referral program bill authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), passed the Senate Public Safety Committee.

The bill suggested and sponsored by the Pasadena Police Department would allow local law enforcement agencies to share access to limited information to those under supervised release and help connect them directly with nonprofit service providers.

“I am very glad that this bill was suggested to me by the Pasadena PD. Pasadena has had tremendous success lowering recidivism and working to connect releases with services and this bill will further enhance those efforts. Our local numbers don’t lie as Pasadena has a substantially lower recidivism rate than Los Angeles County and the State,” said Senator Portantino.

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