Launched by Los Angeles County, Just in Reach (JIR) is a health-based housing program that aims to reduce jail recidivism and make significant progress in permanently ending chronic homelessness among people experiencing repeat jail stays.

This innovative public-private partnership is the first to be funded in Los Angeles County through a Pay for Success (PFS) financial model—tying payment for social services delivery to the achievement of agreed upon success measures. The program represents an exciting opportunity to maximize the effectiveness of public resources and improve the lives of vulnerable individuals. Considering that Los Angeles County has the largest jail system in the country, programs like JIR and strategies like PFS are critical to shift the focus away from “band-aid” solutions and create long-term, positive outcomes for individuals and communities.