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BSCC Sets 4 More Hearings on Prop 47


12-24-2015

SACRAMENTO (Dec. 21, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set four more public meetings on the implementation of Proposition 47. The meetings in late January are part of a statewide tour that began in October to explain the agency’s duties and to gather public input on funding priorities for anticipated state savings resulting from the voter initiative.

The meetings, from 6-8 p.m., are scheduled as follows:

June 23, 2016
BSCC Headquarters
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento CA 95837

January 25, 2016
Sisk Courthouse
1130 O Street,
Fresno, CA 93721

January 26, 2016
San Bernardino County
East Valley Water District Board Room
31111 Greenspot Road
Highland, CA 92346

January 27, 2016
County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chambers
Hall of Administration
500 Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

January 28, 2016
San Diego Hall of Justice
330 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

The Board was charged under the voter initiative with awarding grants intended to reduce recidivism by using 65 percent of the state funds that would be saved with the measure’s enactment. The Department of Finance is expected to provide in the Governor’s Budget, to be released in January 2016, an estimate of the first-year savings to the state as a result of Prop 47.

By law public agencies will be the lead agencies for Prop 47 grants. These public agencies can work in cooperation with local service providers.

Proposition 47 called for spending the savings on treatment and diversion programs. AB 1056, signed by the Governor, added additional legislative priorities for the types of recidivism-reduction services to be funded, such as reentry housing for offenders who have served their sentences and have been released from incarceration, and employment-related services.

A limited-term Executive Steering Committee appointed by the Board will develop grant program criteria for final Board approval. Through February 29, 2016, the BSCC is accepting through its website statements of interest for ESC membership. The Board will be looking for people who are representative of California’s diverse population who bring a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, professional expertise, life experiences and geographic representation.

Additional Prop 47 regional meetings will be scheduled in Northern California at a later date.

The BSCC is a multi-faceted organization that provides assistance to the counties on community corrections issues. The agency annually administers and awards millions of dollars in grants designed to reduce recidivism, sets standards for the training of local corrections officers and the operations of local corrections facilities, and administers the current lease-revenue bond process for local jail improvements.

For more information about the BSCC’s Prop 47 responsibilities please read the FAQs at http://www.bscc.ca.gov/s_bsccprop47faqs.php

For more information about this release contact Ricardo Goodridge at 916-341-5160 or ricardo.goodridge@bscc.ca.gov