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Realignment

 

In 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, hereafter referred to as realignment, which made “fundamental changes to California’s correctional system to stop the costly, ineffective and unsafe "revolving door" of lower-level offenders and parole violators through our state prisons” (excerpt from Governor’s Press Release, April 5, 2011).

Realignment

 

 

 

 

 

  • shifted responsibility for all sentenced non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders from state to local jurisdictions;
  • established Postrelease Community Supervision (PRCS);
  • changed the parole revocation process;
  • tasked Community Corrections Partnerships (CCPs) with planning for the change and implementing the local plans; and
  • gave local law enforcement the right and the ability to manage offenders in smarter and cost-effective ways.

Community Corrections Partnership Plans

Senate Bill 678 on Criminal Recidivism introduced the concept of a Community Corrections Partnership (CCP). At its core, the CCP is comprised of local stakeholders collectively meeting and strategically making decisions. County implementation plans – also known as Realignment Plans or AB109 plans – provide the approaches counties are utilizing in realigning state public safety functions to their local jurisdictions.

Realignment Information

 

  • Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) Public Safety Realignment Data Dashboards and Issue Briefs - View Link
  • California Counties Practice Smart Justice; California State Association of Counties (CSAC) - Watch Videos

    Reports and Publications

    • Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, Criminal Justice Realignment: Court Realignment Data - 1st Quarter 2013 - PDF
    • Local Adult Detention Facilities: The First Year of Public Safety Realignment - PDF
    • Local Adult Detention Facilities: Public Safety Realignment Raw Data (October 2011 through December 2015; last update 09/26/16) - Excel
    • Chief Probation Officers of California Realignment/EBP Issue Briefs
      • Volume 1, Issue 1: A First Look at Statewide Data Trends and Impacts - PDF
      • Volume 1, Issue 2: The Benefits of Evidence-Based Supervision Under Public Safety Realignment - PDF
      • Volume 1, Issue 3: Evidence-Based Practices for Assessing, Supervising and Treating Domestic Violence Offenders - PDF
      • Volume 1, Issue 4: Assessing Risks and Needs of Realigned Populations: Post-Release Community Supervision and Services - PDF
    • California Department of Corrections And Rehabilitation Realignment Report: A One-year Examination of Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Six Months of Public Safety Realignment - View Link
    • Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, April 2013 – Report on the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009, Findings from the SB 678 Program - PDF
    • California Journal of Politics and Policy, April 17, 2013 – Looking Past the Hype: 10 Questions Everyone Should Ask About California’s Prison Realignment (Petersillia/Snyder) - PDF
    • California Forward (CAFWD), April 29, 2013 – New Parole Revocation Process Facts & Recommendations - PDF
    • California’s Urban Crime Increase in 2012: Is “Realignment” to Blame? A Research Brief from CJCJ – January 2013 - PDF
    • The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities - View Link
    • Much of the national decline in prison population can be attributed to California’s declining prison population, Jesse Jannetta – January , 2013 - View Link
    • Keeping Your Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Going Strong by Michael R. Jones, Senior Project Associate, Pretrial Justice Institute, Washington, D.C. - 02/12/2013 - View Link

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