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State Grants Available to Fight Gangs

The Board of State and Community Corrections has released the Request for Funding Proposal for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program.

The $9.2 million annual grant program is designed to reduce gang and youth violence. Applications must be made by cities, which administer the grants, with funding then allocated to community-based organizations and public agencies that target youth, and law enforcement agencies and probation departments that engage in suppression strategies. The RFP is available here.

SB 81 RFP Public Comment Begins

On July 18, 2014 the Board of State and Community Corrections opened a 10-day public comment period for the Draft Request for Funding Proposal for Senate Bill 81.

The Senate Bill (SB) 81, Round Two, Local Youthful Offender Rehabilitative Facility Construction Financing Program authorizes $79.2M for state-issued lease-revenue bond financing for the acquisition, design, construction or renovation of local youthful offender rehabilitative facilities.

The Draft RFP is available here

Public comment may be submitted from July 18, 2014 through July 28, 2014 to:

BSCC Interactive Information Dashboards

Click here to explore programs and services provided in California’s local corrections systems.

Annual Reports to the Legislature

Second Annual Report on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans, July 2014 - PDF

California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention Program (CALGRIP) April 2014 - PDF

The Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA), March 2014 - PDF

The Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG), March 2014 - Read more...

Grant Funding Opportunities

The BSCC announces the release of a federal grant funding opportunity. - Read more...

Defining Key Terms According to AB1050

The success of Public Safety Realignment will be difficult to measure until many key terms have agreed upon definitions. - Read more...

California Public Safety Realignment

AB109: Shifting criminal justice responsibilities from the state to local government. - Read more...

Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)

Public safety through cost-effective, promising and evidence-based strategies. - Read more...

EBP Project Showcase - Stanislaus County's Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative - PDF

Service to Local Corrections Systems

Learn more about the BSCC Divisions and Standing Committees. - Read more...


Gov. Brown Appoints New Board Member

Michael Ertola, 52, of Auburn, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections. Ertola has been chief probation officer since 2012 and probation program manager since 2001 at the Nevada County Probation Department. He served as a deputy probation officer at the San Mateo County Probation Department from 1988 to 2001. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ertola is a Democrat.