We are a group of Alameda County organizations and community members who share a commitment to reducing the number of people with behavioral health needs in Santa Rita Jail. We also fight to prevent the future incarceration of Alameda County residents with behavioral health concerns. We call on the County to divest from the systems that cage and criminalize our community members, and to invest in holistic healthcare, permanent supportive housing, and life-affirming resources that create true safety and healing for Alameda County residents.
📣 5 Priority Demands to the Alameda County Supervisors
1. Divest from the $80M Santa Rita Jail Expansion
2. Invest $171M in House Keys NOT Handcuffs
3. Implement Jail Diversion Now!
4. Democratize Alameda County’s Budget Process
5. Gather County Data to Measure Unmet Needs
ALAMEDA COUNTY BUDGET TRAINING
On June 12, 2023, CFCC held a training on the the Alameda County's budget as it relates to mental health care, housing, and incarceration. We shared our priorities, who the budget players are, the county budget research we've done, and how we put together a $171 million budget platform that demands for data transparency, housing, and mental healthcare.
JUNE 13 @ 9AM: CARE FIRST WAKE UP CALL, RALLY AND ACTION
🚨ATTENTION 🚨 Alameda County is trying to build an $80M “mental health” jail expansion and we are mobilizing to stop it—Tuesday June 13, 9am at 1221 Oak St. Oakland, CA
Rally with us to give the County Supervisors a wake up call, RSVP here ✊🏽🌞
Endorse the Care First Community Coalition Budget Platform here
We demand $80M be invested in housing and community mental health care 🏡 ❤️ We need house keys not handcuffs 🔑 We need care not cages! We need jail diversion and decarceration! We do not need a bigger jail!