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Proposition 47

Proposition 47 was a voter-approved initiative on the November 2014 ballot that reduced from felonies to misdemeanors specified low-level drug and property crimes. Each year, the state savings generated by the implementation of Proposition 47 are deposited into the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. Sixty-five percent of these savings are set aside annually for the BSCC to administer a competitive grant program.

Proposition 47 required that these funds be awarded to public agencies to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and/or diversion programs for those in the criminal justice system. Additional legislation (AB 1056, Chap. 438, Stats. Of 2015) requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and allows funds to be used for housing-related assistance and other community-based supportive services, including job skills training, case management or civil legal services. The BSCC’s 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the grant period from June 16, 2017 to August 15, 2020 (a one year no-cost extension was offered to grantees to extend their grants until August 15, 2021 if they choose to do so) required grantees to partner with community-based organizations and pass through to them at least 50 percent of their award.

To see an overview of the current funded programs, click here.

If you have questions about BSCC's Prop. 47 Grant Program, please send them to Prop47@bscc.ca.gov

Executive Steering Committee
Proposition 47
The Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) was approved by the Board at its April 14, 2016 meeting.
This ESC membership reflects California’s diversity and includes subject matter expertise and life experience as required by statute.

 

 


Cohort 1 Grant Cycle (June 16, 2017 to August 15, 2021)

Data Collection and Evaluation
Proposition 47 grantees are required to use data and research to drive decision-making in the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects. All grantees are required to set aside at least 5 percent (or $25,000, whichever is greater) but not more than 10 percent of their total grant award for data collection and evaluation efforts, to include the development of a Local Evaluation Plan, Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Report, and a Final Local Evaluation Report. The purpose of each report is as follows:
  • The Local Evaluation Plan describes the evaluation design or model that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of project components. Local Evaluation Plans are due to the BSCC on November 15, 2017.
  • The Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Report assess progress towards the goals and objectives described in the original proposal. Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Reports are due to the BSCC on August 15, 2019.
  • The Final Evaluation Report determines whether the overall project was effective in meeting stated goals and objectives. Final Local Evaluation Reports are due to the BSCC on September 30, 2020.

Below is a list of the 23 awarded grantees, links to the Local Evaluation Plans and the names of the Evaluators. Grantees were encouraged to work with external evaluators in the development of an evaluaton approach for their projects. The plans relect a diversity in goals and objectives, outcome measures, and research designs. In some instances, interim Local Evaluation Plans are provided to allow grantees additional time to select an evaluator.

Awarded Grantees, Local Evaluation Plans and Evaluators

Alameda County, Health Care Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Center for Evaluation Research, LLC
Contra Costa County, Health Services Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Urban Institute
City of Corning
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Center for Evaluation and Research, LLC
El Rancho Unified School District
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: The Rand Corporation
City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Office of Reentry
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: The Rand Corporation
Los Angeles County Department of Hezlth Services,
Office of Diversion and Reentry

Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
Marin County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Patricia Reyes, MPH
Merced County Probation Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Edward Flores, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Merced
Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Institute for Community Collaborative Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay
Oceanside Unified School District
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Orange County Health Care Agency
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
Pasadena Police Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Placer County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: IDEA Consulting
Plumas County District Attorney
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
City of Rialto
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Larry Gaines, Ph.D., Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, California State University, San Bernardino
Riverside University Health System, Behavioral Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Claremont Graduate University
San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
San Diego County
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: San Diego Association of Governments, Criminal Justice Research Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates
San Joaquin County, Behavioral Health Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, University of California Davis
Solano County Health & Social Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Nena Messina, Ph.D./CEO Envisioning Justice Solutions, Inc.
Yolo County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Resource Development Associates

Executive Steering Committee Meetings
The Proposition 47 ESC held its first meetings on June 23 and June 24, 2016. The agendas for this meeting are available here: June 23, 2016 and June 24, 2016. PowerPoint presentations from subject matter experts are available here and other briefing materials are available here.*
The Proposition 47 ESC held a second meeting on August 10 and August 11, 2016. The agendas are available here:  August 10, 2016 and August 11, 2016
The ESC held a third meeting on September 7, 2016.  The agenda is available here: September 7, 2016.
The ESC held a meeting on October 17, 2016.  The agenda is available here:  October 17, 2016.
The ESC held a meeting on October 31, 2016. The agenda is available here:  October 31, 2016
The ESC held a meeting on March 29, 2017. The agenda is available here:  March 29, 2017
The final ESC meeting was held on May 30, 2017. The agenda is available here: Agenda
*At the time of upload, this briefing materials contain active links.  However, in the future, it is not uncommon for links to become broken or pages and files removed by its host organization.  The BSCC maintains hard copies of all materials for your review at our Sacramento office. 

Request for Proposals
Prop 47 RFP - Word Doc

Proposals Submitted to the BSCC
Prop 47 Proposals Submitted to the BSCC

AB 1056 Expands Areas of Prop 47 Funding

With the signing of AB 1056, the BSCC now has an expanded framework for its work in implementing grants funded through state savings realized under Proposition 47.

Read more.

Read the AB 1056 Legislation

 

BSCC Press Release, June 2017

Board Awards $103m in Prop 47 Funds to Innovative Rehabilitative Programs

BSCC Press Release, November 2016

Prop 47 Request for Proposals OKed for Release

BSCC Press Release, May 2016

Prop 47 ESC Will Meet June 23-24

BSCC Press Release, April 2016

BOARD NAMES PROP 47 ESC

BSCC Press Release, December 2015

BSCC Sets 4 More Hearings on Prop 47

BSCC Press Release, November 2015

Two Members to Lead BSCC’s Prop 47 Planning

BSCC Press Release, September 2015

BSCC Sets First Regional Meeting on Prop 47

BSCC Press Release, November 2014

On Nov. 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduced from felonies to misdemeanors the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent drug and property crimes.

Read the press release here: The BSCC’s Prop 47 Responsibilities are Unfolding

Read the initiative here: http://vig.cdn.sos.ca.gov/2014/general/pdf/text-of-proposed-laws1.pdf#prop47

The BSCC has developed a Proposition 47 inbox to respond to any questions and to accept public comments. The email address for the inbox is Prop47@bscc.ca.gov. BSCC staff requests that all communication be submitted in writing at this time. If you would like to provide public comment, please use the Prop 47 inbox to provide your input and include the words “public comment” in the subject line.

Cohort 1 Award Recommendation List

SACRAMENTO (May 30, 2017) – The Executive Steering Committee charged with ranking Prop 47 proposals made its final recommendations May 30, 2017. The BSCC approved these recommendations at its June 8, 2017 meeting. The ranked list is available here.

Publicly Accessible Data Sets

The below data and information presents a sample of demographic and criminological information from publicly accessible data files. In addition to presenting summaries of information contained in the files, links to official publications and datasets have been provided. This summary is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly accessible files. Relevant data are available from a number of sources and can be accessed online and through other mechanisms.

State of California - PDF

 
Alameda County - PDF Alpine County - PDF Amador County - PDF Butte County - PDF
Calaveras County - PDF Colusa County - PDF Contra Costa County - PDF Del Norte County - PDF
El Dorado County - PDF Fresno County - PDF Glenn County - PDF Humboldt County - PDF
Imperial County - PDF Inyo County - PDF Kern County - PDF Kings County - PDF
Lake County - PDF Lassen County - PDF Los Angeles County - PDF Madera County - PDF
Marin County - PDF Mariposa County - PDF Mendocino County - PDF Merced County - PDF
Modoc County - PDF Mono County - PDF Monterey County - PDF Napa County - PDF
Nevada County - PDF Orange County - PDF Placer County - PDF Plumas County - PDF
Riverside County - PDF Sacramento County - PDF San Benito County - PDF San Bernardino County - PDF
San Diego County - PDF San Francisco County - PDF San Joaquin County - PDF San Luis Obispo Co. - PDF
San Mateo County - PDF Santa Barbara County - PDF Santa Clara County - PDF Santa Cruz County - PDF
Shasta County - PDF Sierra County - PDF Siskiyou County - PDF Solano County - PDF
Sonoma County - PDF Stanislaus County - PDF Sutter County - PDF Tehama County - PDF
Trinity County - PDF Tulare County - PDF Tuolumne County - PDF Ventura County - PDF
Yolo County - PDF Yuba County - PDF  

Regional Meetings

The BSCC hosted six Regional Meetings throughout California in response to widespread interest in how expected state savings might be reinvested to reduce recidivism among the state’s low-level offenders. These were held on October 28, 2015 in Oakland, on January 25, 2016 in Fresno, on January 26, 2017 in San Bernardino County, on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles,  on January 28, 2016 in San Diego and on June 23, 2016 in Sacramento. These meetings were open to the public in order to provide public comment.  A summary of the public comment will be provided to the Prop 47 ESC and the Board.  You can view the videos from the BSCC's Regional Meetings by selecting the links below:

Oakland:October 28, 2015 Meeting Video

Fresno:January 25, 2016 Meeting Video

Highland:January 26, 2016 Meeting Video

Los Angeles:January 27, 2016 Meeting Video

San Diego:January 28, 2016 Meeting Video

Sacramento: June 23, 2016 Meeting Video

Click here to read a synopsis of the Public Comments.

The five highest priorities for Prop 47 spending as expressed through public comment at the Regional Meetings are:

  • Community based treatment/not in custody treatment
  • Mental health/substance use treatment and counseling
  • Stable, affordable housing
  • Diversion
  • Job Training

Bidders’ Conferences
Proposition 47 Bidders’ Conferences
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted Bidders’ Conferences in Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego the week of December 12, 2016. These conferences were held to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to respond to technical questions.
 
The Sacramento Bidders’ Conference occurred on December 12, 2016 at:
 
Board of State and Community Corrections
Board Room - 1st Floor
2590 Venture Oaks Way Sacramento CA 95833
 
The meeting was livestreamed and a recording of the meeting can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eBJA-PaIVk.