Over the years, SFSD has addressed many of the psycho-social and behavioral issues that lead people into the criminal justice system.
Still seeking to address the core issues which lead people into the criminal justice system, in 2003, SFSD developed a first-in-the-nation jail-based and post-release charter school to expand on previous basic educational programs.
As an agency, SFSD has consistently sought to respond to emerging trends in the needs of incarcerated people.
In developing COVER, SFSD leadership recognized that, as a society, we train military personnel to fight and even kill, but we do not provide the much-needed support for them to return home in a safe and healthy way, which will enable them to thrive in civilian life.
SFSD staff has assembled a cross-disciplinary team to assess existing resources and identify gaps in mental health and related services which are available to veterans both while incarcerated and during periods of reentry.
SFSD has long recognized that collaborating with local partners yields results that are far greater than the sum of the parts.
Busain has also commented on the progress of the ongoing project with SFSD, The Hepatitis C awareness and vaccination project that began in November 2009.
Egyptian Liver Cancer Society's President Wahid Doss highlighted the progress of the Children Free of Virus C project, which began in 2009 and is a joint effort between ABC and SFSD.