As a retired senior deputy probation officer for the County of Solano, I have firsthand experience with the county’s work with our criminal population and our responsibility to deter offenders, ensuring they comply with the terms of their probation.
Solano County’s role to play in deterring crime, especially in lowering the recidivism rate for the additional parolees in the umbrella of services provided by Solano County. I believe if the Board of Supervisors has a governing responsibility over the department that deals directly with criminals, then the Board of Supervisors has a major role to play in reducing and deterring crime in this county.
I am currently president of the Solano County Board of Education, representing portions of the cities of Fairfield and Vacaville. The SCOE operates a community school for at-risk youths, provides education services for the 100-plus students in the Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility, and provides services to more than 2,000 homeless students in this county.
Without these efforts, it is likely we would be adding to the future criminal population of our overcrowded jails, or worse.
The future of our children is too important for me or any elected official or community leader to ignore the crime plaguing our community. I stand with Pam Bertani to say that the elected leaders of this county have a responsibility to do everything in our power to deter crime and keep our streets, and our children safe.
If Jim Spering thinks that crime is just a city of Fairfield problem he is wrong. This is a county problem, and Pam Bertani is making inroads to make sure the citizens of Solano County are safe and those people who have been released back to our community are supervised appropriately. Pam is ready to do what has to be done to protect the citizens of this county.