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Prop 47 Grant: No Zip Code Left Behind

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Published on August 30, 2019. Last modified on March 27, 2020

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Next Community Meeting -April 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Next meeting, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Sun Street Centers King City Facility, 637 Broadway, St. King City, CA

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No Zip Code Left Behind:

Addressing Inequalities Through Collaborative Partnerships

On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduced felonies to misdemeanors for certain non-serious and non-violent drug and property crimes. The state savings from the reduced incarceration rates are being used to fund these grants. Our grant project is being used to expand services and develop new services. Some of these services are specific to individuals who have been or who qualify to be reclassified under this proposition.

In June 2017, Monterey County Behavioral Health was awarded a $6 million-dollar grant over four years from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)

What are the new and expanded services being provided?

Motivating Individual Leadership Through Public Advancement-MILPA 831-676-3079

MILPA works in the community to educate and help identify those who might qualify for reclassification under Proposition 47. They work closely with the Monterey County Public Defender’s office. As these individuals are identified they will be offered services with the other grant partners.

Public Defender’s Office

With this grant the Public Defender’s Office has been able to hire a full-time attorney that will be working exclusively with those applying for reclassification.

California Rural Legal Assistance-CRLA 831-757-5221

CRLA’s mission is “to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities in our society.” They use advocacy strategies that (1) provide high quality, no cost legal services; (2) ensure the equitable distribution of resources in rural communities; and (3) protect the rights of low-income individuals that seek justice under the law. With this grant they have been able to hire an advocate that will be assigned specifically to South County. They will provide community and individual education and assistance.

Some of the individual services they will provide are:
  • Driver’s License reinstatement
  • Housing related advocacy
  • Employment advocacy
  • Benefits Appeal
Turning Point of Central California

This agency will provide services to all individuals who have been reclassified and referred by one of the partner agencies in the grant. The services will include pre-employment skills training, referral and enrollment to vocational educational training or certification through their partner agencies, direct job placement, and job retention services.

Sun Street Centers 831-753-5135

Sun Street Centers is a substance use provider with a 50-year history of providing social model treatment for substance use disorders.

  • Sobering Center-Salinas
    • Opened in December 2017
    • Referrals from law enforcement only
    • Diversion for individuals cited for
      • Public Intoxication
      • First Time DUI
    • Individuals can stay up to 24 hours
    • Rather than punishment the goal is to link these individuals to treatment
    • Approximately 60 individuals served in first three months
  • Outpatient and Residential Treatment Centers in King City, CA
    • Sun Street was also granted a $1.4 million-dollar grant from Central Coast Alliance for Health which was used to purchase an old hotel property which is currently being renovated. This facility will house multiple new programs.
    • Outpatient Substance Use Program for men and women
    • Residential Substance Use Treatment Program for both men and women-anticipated opening in Fall 2018


Monterey County Behavioral Health 1-888-258-6029

The Access to Treatment Team will continue to provide screenings and when appropriate comprehensive, integrated assessments of an individual’s mental health and substance use needs. As a result of the screening and/or integrated assessment an individual will be connected to the resources available in their community-or to one of our staff for further consultation. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and bilingual staff are available by phone or in person during our walk-in hours at each of our regional offices.


Walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-2 PM
Orientation Groups (Tues, Wed, Thur) 9:30 AM
1441 Constitution Blvd, Bldg. 400, Ste 200
Salinas, CA


Walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-2 PM
229 Twelfth Street, Marina, CA


Walk-in hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10 AM-2 PM
359 Gabilan Drive, Soledad, CA

King City

Walk-in hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM
200 Broadway St. Suite 70, King City, CA

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