2015-2016 Budget Update
The 2015-16 Budget signed by the Governor last week provides funding for one new grant program, made changes to three existing programs and transfers funds relinquished from Amador County’s AB 900 Phase I construction project.
New Member Appointed to the BSCC
The Honorable Ramona Garrett has been appointed by the Judicial Council of California to serve as a member of the Board of State and Community Corrections. Judge Garrett retired from the Solano County Superior Court in May 2015 after a career as a judge of the municipal and superior courts, including a term as presiding judge, and as a prosecutor in two counties. She fills a legislatively mandated slot on the Board that is designated for a judge and replaces Judge William Pounders (Ret.) of Los Angeles.
Adult Regulation Revision Process
Currently Soliciting Feedback
In preparation for the upcoming adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulation Revision process, the Board of State and Community Corrections has developed a survey to solicit feedback on recommended revisions to current minimum standards.
BSCC Solicits Proposals for New Round of Jail Improvement Funding
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of a $500 million Request for Proposals designed to improve local jail facilities.
BSCC Awards 16 Counties Grants to Help Mentally Ill Offenders
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded $17.1 million in grants to help 16 counties develop strategies to reduce recidivism among mentally ill juvenile and adult offenders. The competitive grants were authorized when the 2014-15 State Budget Act appropriated the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant funds to support prevention, intervention, supervision, services and strategies to improve outcomes for offenders with mental health issues.
Save the Date: Social Innovation Bond Workshops Set
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set dates for three statewide workshops designed to provide information about a new “pay for success” grant that leverages private investment in recidivism reduction programs.
Board Approves Awards for Juvenile Facility Improvements
SACRAMENTO (April 9, 2015) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections voted today to award nearly $80 million to eight California counties seeking to improve housing and create program space for youthful offenders.
BSCC to Lead Statewide Meetings on Prop 47 Implementation
SACRAMENTO (April 9, 2015) -- To help fulfill its voter-mandated responsibilities under Prop 47, officials from the Board of State and Community Corrections will hold a series of public meetings across California, beginning late this year.
BSCC Approves Federal JAG Awards
VENTURA (Feb. 12, 2015) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved the awarding of $16.6 million in federal grant funds for a range of public safety projects over the next year, including those designed to reduce school violence, reduce gang involvement, provide detention alternatives to low-risk juveniles and increase graduation rates. View full text here.
BSCC Approves Recidivism Definition
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13, 2014 – The Board of State and Community Corrections has made final its definition of "recidivism," a first step toward promoting consistency statewide in local data collection. The approval comes after 11 months of work by a committee of public safety officials and subject-matter experts to craft the definition mandated by AB 1050. The statute calls for the definition to be used to help counties evaluate and implement evidence-based practices and programs in local corrections systems. The definition, approved by an 8-2 vote, can be read here.
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