*Board of Corrections * Corrections Standards Authority*
*Board of State and Community Corrections*
In 1944, the Board of Corrections (BOC) was established as part of the reorganization of the state prison system. On July 1, 2005, the Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) was established within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the BOC was abolished.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) was established as an entity independent of the CDCR and the CSA was abolished. The BSCC is vested with all of CSA’s rights, powers, authorities and duties, as well as a new mission with duties and responsibilities to improve public safety through cost-effective, promising, and evidence-based strategies to manage statewide criminal and juvenile justice populations.
Statutes relating to the authority, programs and mandates of the BSCC are contained in the California Penal and Welfare and Institutions Codes. Operating regulations are found in Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations, and physical plant regulations are contained in Title 24