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August 12, 2021
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National Criminal Justice Association Highlights Project Navigate Constructive Change (PNCC) Program

Stockton - This week, the National Criminal Justice Association featured the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office and the Project Navigate Constructive Change (PNCC) Program on their official NCJA Podcast.

In the episode, National Criminal Justice Association's Gillian Caplan interviews Chief Deputy District Attorneys Jeff Derman and Ken Puckett, along with Deputy Director Ricardo Goodridge from California's Board of State and Community Corrections, about how PNCC works and the importance of justice system and community organization partnerships.

PNCC was established in 2015 as an alternative to incarceration for youthful offenders, including juveniles and young adults. The program operates as a partnership between the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, Public Defender, members of the local defense bar, Behavioral Health Department, Probation Department, Correctional Health Services, the San Joaquin County Superior Court, and other community-based organizations. Selection for participating requires an agreement between the District Attorney's Office, the defense attorney, and the PNCC program coordinators.

To listen to the podcast episode, click the NCJA image or go here:

For more information about Project Navigate Constructive Change (PNCC) Program , click the link to head over the PNCC page.