The Care First Community Coalition (CFCC) is 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.
📣 Priority Demands from Care First Community Coalition
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: JUNE 10, 2023, 11AM-12:30PM
Learn everything you need to know about the Alameda County's budget process and how we put together a $171 million budget platform that demands for data transparency and stability
Saturday June 10 @ 11am-12:30pm
Zoom Registration: bit.ly/CFCCbdgt
With the continued underfunding of our behavioral health and housing infrastructures and overfunding of the jail, black and brown residents with mental health and substance use needs are at high risk of criminalization and incarceration.
June 13 at 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!