Placer People of Faith Together

Reader Input: Supervisors: Homeless shelter possible

Two years ago a group of members of St. Teresa’s Church, led by Father Mike Carroll, began to work on an idea that would create a shelter in the Auburn area for homeless indi ...

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is being sparked ...

Another View: County should share draft of report on jails

What are alternatives to the endless construction of jail cells? This thoughtful question is being asked all over the United States. Americans are realizing that we incarcerate a l ...

Teach your children well at Growing Peace Camp

Why can’t we all just get along? Easier said than done, most would agree, but that’s not going to stop a rather large coalition of local organizations and individuals f ...

Public awaits key jail report

Placer County is developing a new master plan for its criminal justice system, and this hinges on the recommendations of a consultant’s comprehensive report on the county&rsq ...

Reader Input: Justice planning group flawed

The best governmental decisions are made with openness, shared information, discussion, debate and diverse points of view. This lesson was learned by our forefathers centuries ago. ...

Reader Input: Some day our report will come

On Tuesday the (Placer County) Board of Supervisors was asked the status of the Criminal Justice Master Plan that cost taxpayers $316,000. The plan is the result of almost two ye ...

Reader Input: Where’s criminal justice master plan?

Last year in March, Placer County paid $316,000 for a Criminal Justice Master Plan. David Bennett Consulting was supposed to develop a plan to make effective use of our criminal ju ...

Placer inmates get new post-release help center in Roseville

Life after jail has the promise of being smoother in Placer County with a soon-to-start re-entry program to be housed in a new Community Transition Center in Roseville. The center ...

Growing Peace camp in Auburn teaches tolerance and trust through fun and games

John Lennon asked us to give it a chance, Cat Stevens took a ride on its train and Tolstoy wrote the book on it (though he did feel the need to give equal time to its antithesis). ...