Bridging the Gap
“Bridging the Gap” will be one of the first C-A-P (Community Action Partnerships) that will be formed. This team will look at the ethnic composition of the incarcerated population within the Washoe County Jail, assess issues and determine appropriate actions to better serve these communities and reduce recidivism rates.
A disproportionately high percentage of inmates in our jail, suffer from mental illness at some level. Families of these individuals are often left in the dark about treatment of their family members. Communication along with education can alleviate their anxiety. I will work to ensure that families of our mentally ill inmates are kept as informed as possible, of jail policy and procedures relating to mental health.
Washoe County and my family are both comprised of multi racial, multi ethnic and multi national people. This cultural diversity significantly enriches our lives. We are however, not immune to having the same problems that other communities face.