Please join us in congratulating Secretary Kernan, chair of CCJBH, on the announcement of his retirement from CDCR effective August 30th. He has been generous with sharing his expertise and providing guidance on how the Council can be of added value regarding such complex issues as prevention, diversion, and reentry. It has been time a of growth and change for CDCR and that is inclusive of CCJBH. Secretary Kernan has been instrumental in helping the Council become a trusted source for impartial advice on what works and does not work when it comes to diversion and individuals with behavioral health challenges. Scott has always been committed to “doing the right thing”.