Grant Funded Programs
California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Program
The California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Program provides grant funding to cities that commit to using a local collaborative approach to support prevention, intervention and/or suppression activities. CalGRIP is a state-funded grant program, appropriated annually through the State Restitution Fund. Cities may apply for up to $500,000 with a 100 percent match requirement.
To ensure that applicants undertake a collaborative approach, legislation requires that cities pass through a minimum of 20 percent of grant funds to one or more community-based organizations. Activities funded through CalGRIP can include early prevention and intervention initiatives, reentry services, education programs, job training and skills development, family and community services, and targeted law enforcement suppression efforts.
Current CalGRIP Grantees (3 Year Cycle)
List of Current Grantees and Funding Amounts - PDF
FY 2015/16 - Year 2 of 3 Project Summaries - PDF
Past CalGRIP Grantees (Closed)
FY 2013/14 Project Funding and Summaries - PDF
FY 2012/13 Project Funding and Summaries - PDF
Past Requests for Proposal (RFP) (Closed)
FY 2014/15 CalGRIP RFP - PDF
FY 2013/14 CalGRIP RFP - PDF
Past Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FY 2014/15 CalGRIP FAQ - PDF
FY 2013/14 CalGRIP FAQ - PDF
California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Program
The FY 2017-18 State Budget includes funding in the amount of $9,215,000 for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (formerly the California Gang Violence Reduction, Intervention and Prevention [CalGRIP] Grant Program), to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). Per statute, a grant in the amount of $1,000,000 is available to the City of Los Angeles. The remaining $8,215,000 will be made available for a competitive grant program. BSCC anticipates the release of a Request for Proposals in early November 2017, with grant funds being awarded by June 2018. - Continue
Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Plans
Pursuant to The Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011, the BSCC receives annual CCP Plans from all counties. By January 1st of each year, the BSCC collects and analyzes data regarding the implementation of CCP Plans (state supported).
Click here to view county CCP Plans
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
August 25, 2017 – The Board of State and Community Corrections today submitted its application for $17.7 million in federal funds administered under the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants.
The grant the BSCC seeks funds a variety of law enforcement activities, including gang prevention, interventions for at-risk young people, restorative justice programs, substance-use disorder treatment, drug intervention and recidivism reduction.
The application for FFY 2017-18 included a reservation of rights to preserve the BSCC’s ability to challenge any federal government decision that might conclude the agency does not qualify for the funds.
The BSCC indicated in a letter included with its application that the BSCC does not agree at this time to the “two new express conditions” that require state and local jurisdictions, with respect to the “program or activity” to be funded, to: “(1) permit personnel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to access any correctional or detention facility in order to meet with an alien (or an individual believed to be an alien) and inquire as to his or her right to be or remain in the United States; and (2) provide at least 48 hours’ advance notice to DHS regarding the scheduled release date and time of an alien in the jurisdiction’s custody when DHS requests such notice in order to take custody of the alien pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to make awards by the end of September, and at that time more information will be available about the grant conditions.
To meet the JAG program requirements, the 2017 application will be posted for 30 days here and available for comment. If you would like to make a comment, please email email@example.com
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program [42 U.S. Code § 3751(a)] is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides critical funding necessary to support state and local initiatives, to include: technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems. The JAG Program supports seven Program Purpose Areas designated by federal statute. These include:
- Law enforcement programs.
- Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense.
- Prevention and education programs.
- Corrections and community corrections programs.
- Drug treatment and enforcement programs.
- Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs.
- Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is the federal agency responsible for the administrative oversight to the JAG program. BJA provides leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. Additional information, including, but not limited to, funding, publications, reports, training, technical assistance, webinars and events can be obtained through BJA’s website at www.bja.gov.
California’s Multi-Year Strategy for the JAG Program
On January 16, 2014, the BSCC approved the following Multi-Year Strategy for the JAG Program, to be implemented with the FY 2014 grants:
- The strategy will honor responses from California stakeholders in the 2013 Byrne JAG Stakeholder Survey with priority given to the survey supported JAG Program Purpose Areas of:
- Education and Prevention Programs
- Law Enforcement Programs
- Prosecution and Court Programs, Including Indigent Defense
- The needs of small, medium, and large counties will be taken into account.
- Funding will be based on local flexibility and on the needs of the juvenile and adult criminal justice communities and on input from a balanced array of stakeholders.
- Applicants must demonstrate a collaborative strategy based on the community engagement model that involves multiple stakeholders in the project or problem addressed.
- Some emphasis will be given to the development of innovative and/or promising strategies to reduce and recidivism.
JAG Resource Information
- Current JAG Grantee Program Descriptions - PDF
- Interactive Map
- 2016 BSCC Application to BJA for Byrne JAG Funding - PDF
- 2015 BSCC Application to BJA for Byrne JAG Funding - PDF
- FY 2014 Byrne JAG Request for Proposals (closed 11/24/14) - PDF
- FY 2014 Byrne JAG Information, Resources and FAQs - View Link
- September 2014 Press Release - PDF
- January 2014 Press Release - PDF
2013 Byrne JAG Stakeholder Survey
In 2013, the BSCC partnered with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) to develop a mechanism for gathering stakeholder input for the development of a Multi-Year Strategy for California’s JAG Program. A JAG Stakeholder Survey was administered to a wide range of criminal justice stakeholders in California. The BSCC received 890 responses. Survey analysis focused on finding consensus around the JAG Program Purpose Areas (PPA) listed above, prioritizing them in terms of need. Survey respondents identified the following three PPAs (in order of importance) as most critical to California’s criminal justice system: Prevention and education programs, law enforcement programs, and prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense. Using the survey results as a guide, an Executive Steering Committee developed a Multi-Year State Strategy, for use in the next round of competitive grants.
JAG Stakeholder Survey - PDF
2013 JAG Programs
In FY 2013, a total of $18,194,601 in JAG funds was made available to support local assistance programs. On September 25, 2013, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) approved a one-year continuance of funding for five existing programs and one new program (Cal-YOR), as follows:
- Anti Drug Abuse (ADA) Enforcement $13,067,01
- Marijuana Suppression Program (MSP) $2,078,54
- CrackDown Multi-Community Task Force $2,165,077
- Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) $62,986
- Drug Endangered Children (DEC) $68,352
- California Youthful Offender Reentry (Cal-YOR) $752,635
Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Program
Provides a comprehensive and flexible funding source to probation departments to support a systems change approach in implementing evidence based practices known to be effective in delinquency prevention with the outcome of reducing recidivism rates for youthful offenders (federally funded).The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Project
The goal of the Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) Project is to reduce recidivism of youthful offenders by providing a comprehensive and flexible funding source to probation departments to support a systems change approach in implementing evidence based practices known to be effective in delinquency prevention. Federal Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) funds totaling approximately $1.8 million are set-aside for this project.
Eight probation departments were selected through a competitive process to participate in a two-year systems change approach in implementing or expanding the use of EBP within their local juvenile justice communities. While probation is the lead agency in the implementation of EBP and the main recipient of the services, the success of this project lies in the collaboration and partnership of the key stakeholders within each juvenile justice community. It is expected that through this project, the courts and probation departments, along with other important juvenile justice and community partners, will move forward together in supporting and implementing EBP.
- organizational development to create a culture that is accepting of best practices and evidence-based approaches;
- the development of collaborations oriented to best practices and evidence-based approaches within the juvenile justice system;
- initial training and on-going refresher training;
- validated risk/needs assessment tools to determine effective case planning;
- implementation of programs and principles known to produce positive criminal justice and juvenile rehabilitative and developmental outcomes;
- data collection and analysis to monitor program processes and outcomes;
- performance management and improvement of programs and practices;
- quality assurance assessments to ensure fidelity to proven models and adherence to standards of care;
- and sustainability efforts to ensure continuation of successful programs and practices after the termination of outside funding.
- Project Descriptions:
- The Humboldt County Evidence Based Practices Project will utilize JABG funding for organizational development, quality assurance activities, integration of data systems, case management training and community stakeholder engagement and education.
- The Napa County Evidence Based Practices Project (Expanding EBP Programs) will utilize JABG funding to provide training for a team of probation officers and community-based agency counselors in Family Functional Therapy and The Parent Project, both evidenced based programs.
- The Riverside County Evidence Based Practices Project (Evidence Based Practices for Juveniles) will utilize JABG funding to implement Motivational Interviewing training for staff assigned to juvenile services and to purchase a train the trainer course and juvenile program material for the Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling System.
- The Sacramento County Evidence Based Practices Project (Ensuring Effective Practices) will utilize JABG funding to add Information Technology (IT) infrastructure (hardware and IT Analysts) to support and enhance the Probation Department’s ability to collect and analyze data for quality assurance and evaluation of their evidence based practices.
- The Santa Clara County Evidence Based Practices Project (The Qualitative Use of Empirically Supported Treatment) will utilize JABG funding to provide staff training, enhance quality assurance activities and improve data collection and analysis to promote the system wide use of EBP and ensure that youth are receiving the right services in the right doses.
- The Santa Cruz County Evidence Based Practices Project will utilize JABG funding to support the cost of: 1) An EBP Quality Assurance Probation Officer dedicated to implementing, advancing and monitoring the risk/needs assessment tool and other EBP interventions; and 2) The development of a collaborative re-entry program for teens utilizing EBP interventions for youth returning to their community from out of home placement.
- The Stanislaus County Evidence Based Practices Project (Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative) will utilize JABG funding to extend and build upon the newly implemented Gender Responsive Alternatives to Detention project that provides evidence based, gender responsive services to justice involved girls. JABG funding will also be used to document the process and outcomes of the broader Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative.
- The Yolo County Evidence Based Practices Project (Yolo County Probation Juvenile Justice EBP Project) will utilize JABG funding to expand departmental efforts by implementing data supported system-accountability though individual and programming quality assurance activities, program assessment, and assessment tool modification and integration.
- Project Descriptions:
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)
Provides funds to units of local government to enhance their efforts to combat serious and violent juvenile crime through accountability-based reforms. Funding amounts are based on a federal formula that takes into account local criminal justice expenditures and the level of violent crime (federally funded).Direct Allocations
The Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program (JABG) provides funds to states and units of local government to enhance their efforts to combat serious and violent juvenile crime through accountability-based reforms. Accountability in juvenile justice means assuring that, as a result of their wrongdoing, juvenile offenders face consequences that make them aware of and answerable for the loss, damage, or injury perpetrated upon the victim.
Originally established in 1998, the program was renamed (it was formerly called the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants program), revised and placed under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 2002. At the federal level, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention administers the JABG program. JABG grants are awarded to the states, which in turn are required to pass through a majority of the funding (75 percent) to eligible units of local government. Each state receives a base amount of 0.5 percent of the federal funds available, with the remainder of the funds divided among the states based on their under 18 population. The amount of funds appropriated by Congress for the JABG program has declined steadily since its inception.
Funding amounts for units of local government are based on a formula that takes into account local criminal justice expenditures and the level of violent crime. The minimum amount for a sub-grant is $10,000. If an allocation for a unit of local government is less than $10,000, the amount is retained by the state and must be expended to provide specified services to local governments.
To encourage communities to maximize resources, grantees are required to form a local advisory board that is responsible for developing a Coordinated Enforcement Plan for reducing juvenile crime. This board must include representatives from the police, sheriff, prosecutor, probation, juvenile court, schools and business; the board may also include religious, fraternal, nonprofit, or social services organizations involved in crime prevention. Applicants must agree to provide cash match in the amount of 10 percent of the total funds to be expended; if the application is related to construction of corrections facilities, a 50 percent match is required.
Funds awarded in this non-competitive process must be expended in one or more of 17 federally designated program purpose areas – e.g., developing, implementing and administering graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders; establishing drug court programs, restorative justice programs, and/or accountability-based programs to improve school safety; implementing programs to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of juvenile courts and probation officers in reducing recidivism. The state and its sub-grantees must report annually on specified performance measures for the JABG program purpose areas.Resources
JABG Program Purpose Areas: The goal of the JABG program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system. To meet that goal and strengthen the juvenile justice system, a state or unit of local government may use JABG funds to perform the activities below.
- Graduated Sanctions
- Corrections/Detention Facilities
- Court Staffing and Pretrial Services
- Prosecutors (Staffing)
- Prosecutors (Funding)
- Training for Law Enforcement and Court Personnel
- Juvenile Gun Courts
- Juvenile Drug Courts
- Juvenile Records System
- Information Sharing
- Risk and Needs Assessment
- School Safety
- Restorative Justice
- Juvenile Courts and Probation
- Detention/Corrections Personnel
- Indigent Offense
Project Descriptions - PDFEBP-TIPS - PDF
EBP Training Project - PDF
JJCPA-YOBG: Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act - Youthful Offender Block Grant
Assembly Bill (AB) 1998
AB 1998 (enacted September 30, 2016 and effective January 1, 2017) makes important changes to the planning and reporting requirements under the JJCPA and the YOBG programs. Most significantly, many of the requirements are now combined for the two programs.
- AB 1998 Frequently Asked Questions (4/4/17) - PDF
Background Information on JJCPA & YOBG
The JJCPA program provides state funding for probation departments to implement programs that have proven effective in reducing crime and delinquency among at-risk youth and youthful offenders.
The YOBG program provides state funding for counties to deliver custody and care (i.e., appropriate rehabilitative and supervisory services) to youthful offenders who previously would have been committed to the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice.
Annual Reporting Due Dates
Due by May 1, 2017:
- Pursuant to JJCPA requirements, county Comprehensive Multiagency Juvenile Justice Plans;
- Pursuant to YOBG requirements, county Juvenile Justice Development Plans; and
- Pursuant to AB 1998, combined plan templates describing any funded programs or activities that are not included in either of the above two Plans.
- All County submitted plans received by the BSCC can be accessed here.
Due by May 1, 2018 and all subsequent fiscal years:
- JJCPA-YOBG Plans that combine all required information for each of the two programs into one consolidated document.
Due by October 1 of each fiscal year:
- A JJCPA-YOBG Year-end Report that provides expenditure detail for both JJCPA and YOBG as well as specified county-wide juvenile offender data
- JJCPA-YOBG 2017 Expenditure and Data Report - Excel
- JJCPA-YOBG 2017 Year-End Reporting Process - PDF
- JCPSS Reporting Standards Glossary - PDF
- JJCPA-YOBG Consolidated Annual Plan - Word
- JJCPA Annual Report to the Legislature, 2017 - PDF
- JJCPA 2016-17 Allocation Schedule - PDF
Juvenile Reentry Grant
The Juvenile Reentry Grant (JRG) program was established to provide local supervision of youthful offenders discharged from the custody of the Division of Juvenile Facilities.
Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) Sections 1980 et seq., authorizes counties to receive annual allocations from the Juvenile Reentry Fund and specifies these funds “shall be expended exclusively to address local program needs for persons discharged from the custody of the Division of Juvenile Facilities. County probation departments, in expending the Juvenile Reentry Grant allocation, shall provide evidence-based supervision and detention practices and rehabilitative services to persons who are subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court who were committed to and discharged from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities. “Evidence-based" refers to supervision and detention policies, procedures, programs, and practices demonstrated by scientific research to reduce recidivism among individuals on probation or under postrelease supervision.”
The WIC codes further specify that “The funding provided under this chapter is intended to provide payment in full for all local government costs of the supervision, programming, education, incarceration or any other cost resulting from persons discharged from custody or held in local facilities pursuant to the provisions of this act.”
County allocations of JRG funding are based on two factors:
(1) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) provides an annual report identifying each ward discharged from a DJJ facility and each parolee recalled pursuant to WIC Section 731.1
(2) The Chief Probation Officers of California, in consultation with the Board of State & Community Corrections, provides an annual report on discharged wards who are returned to a local juvenile detention facility for violating a condition of court-ordered supervision during the first 24 months after the ward's initial release to local supervisionResources
- 2016-17 Allocation Schedule - Web Link
- Allocation and Remittance Details - Web Link
- Juvenile Reentry Grant Governing Statutes
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)
Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) Grant
Pay for Success
Proposition 47 Grant Program
Project Summaries for 1st Cohort (June 2017-August 2020)
2017 Proposition 47 Grant Project Summaries – PDF
Prop 47 Ranked List
SACRAMENTO (May 30, 2017) – The Executive Steering Committee charged with ranking Prop 47 proposals made its final recommendations May 30, 2017. The Board of State and Community Corrections will decide at its June 8 meeting whether to accept the committee’s recommendations. The ranked list is available here.
2016-17 Request for Proposals
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.
Questions about the Proposition 47 RFP may be submitted by email to: Prop47@bscc.ca.gov. The BSCC will accept and respond to questions from November 18, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted on the BSCC website up to January 31, 2017.
Executive Steering Committee (ESC)
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.
Click here to view the press release that announces the ESC membership: Prop 47 Executive Steering Committee.
Click here to view the ESC membership.
Click here to read bios of the Prop 47 ESC Members
Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) Meetings
The next meeting of the Proposition 47 ESC is scheduled for May 30, 2017 at the following location:
Board of State and Community Corrections
2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento, CA 95833
Time: 9:00 AM - Agenda
Past ESC 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 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
*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.
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|
Prop 47 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
Check back here soon for a detailed report of the public comment. In the meantime, 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
- Job Training
News & Legislation
AB 1056 Expands Areas of Prop 47 Funding
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
Who can I contact at the BSCC with questions, concerns or comments?
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.
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R.E.D.) Grant
Over the last decade, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has worked toward ensuring the reduction of the overrepresentation of youth of color coming into contact with California’s juvenile justice system. This priority is guided by the BSCC Board, the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP) and its Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R.E.D.*) Subcommittee. Using a multi-faceted approach, federal Title II Formula Grant monies have been earmarked for a statewide initiative which follows three distinct tracks: direct service, education/awareness, and support through both resources and advocacy.
The ultimate goal of the R.E.D. work is to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities across the juvenile justice continuum. The goals and objectives are comprised of several prioritized themes. These themes include: the emphasis on community engagement as a cornerstone to improved outcomes; the intersection between the reduction of implicit bias and data-driven decision-making; and, lastly, applying principles that focus on enhancing correctional practices while still allowing for innovation.
*Previously Disproportianate Minority Contact (DMC)
The R.E.D. Grant Goal:
To reduce the number of boys and girls of color in contact with the juvenile justice system and reduce implicit bias in policies, practice, and decision-making. To successfully accomplish this, agencies must:
- Actively collaborate with education, child welfare, law enforcement, mental health, and other systems that intersect with the juvenile justice system to reduce the connections;
- Actively engage their community in the development and implementation of the strategies and partnerships to reduce disparities to reduce the number of youth;
- Utilize evidence-based principles and innovative, promising approaches that focus on effectiveness, efficiency, and equity (e.g., culturally competent and gender-responsive programming) toward the reduction of disparity; and,
- Evaluate and refine internal structures and policies that disparately impact boys and girls of color.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 2002 reauthorized the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to administer the Title II Formula Grant program (CFDA #16.540), which supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts, and juvenile justice system improvements. Congress appropriates Title II funds and OJJDP awards the monies to states on the basis of their proportionate population under age 18.
Title II Funding is overseen by the SACJJDP; R.E.D. is just one area in which these federal funds are used across California (See Title II Formula Grant and Tribal Youth Grant). As California is one of the most diverse states in the nation and must embrace the array of populations in the various systems that serve its residents. Attempts must be made to accurately reflect the issue(s) of disparity of youth of color in contact with the juvenile justice system as a mechanism to bolster awareness, leadership, and transparency.
The R.E.D. Grant is a 4-Year phased project requiring broad system reform and although the probation department is the lead agency for project administration and oversight of these grants, it is imperative that the engagement, collaboration, and commitment of community stakeholders be at the forefront of the work being done. Community engagement acknowledged the importance of having the family and communities of youth most affected by the juvenile justice system working in partnership with system staff and community-based organizations throughout the reform process, if measurable, sustainable reductions in disparities are to occur. In addition it is essential that the efforts to reduce disparity address both the system and the individual.
Currently, there are four (4) counties receiving Title II R.E.D. funding:
- Mono County Probation Department | Grant amount $150,000
- San Joaquin County Probation Department | Grant amount $200,000
- Santa Barbara County Probation Department | Grant amount $147,940
- Stanislaus County Probation Department | Grant amount $200,000
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program
The RSAT Program is federally funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as identified via Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA number 16.593. This funding assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities, and supports efforts to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders. Historically, the California RSAT Program has funded state and local detention facilities to provide in-custody treatment services with an aftercare component requirement placed on the grantees.
The goal of the RSAT Program is to enhance the capability of states, and units of local and tribal government to provide substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates; prepare offenders for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and assist offenders and their communities through the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.
2015 – 2018 RSAT Grantee Project Descriptions
Kern County Sheriff’s Office:The KCSO RSAT Program uses a series of evidence-based behavioral change techniques to treat substance use disorders with the goal of reducing recidivism. Treatment begins in-custody with a select group of moderate- to high-need offenders. All successful participants will be released to out-of-custody supervision via the Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program. Participants will receive case management and support with substance abuse treatment and community resources for a graduated and monitored return to the community.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department provides intensive substance abuse treatment to incarcerated inmates of Riverside County and prepares offenders for reintegration into the community by addressing the high criminogenic risk and needs factors. The RSAT program is presented with an evidence-based cognitive behavioral approach with an emphasis on rational thinking, personal responsibility and addresses criminal and addiction patterns. The program seeks to break the cycle of drug dependency and criminal behavior.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department: Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s Housing for Accountable Living Transitions (HALT)/ Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program provides evidence based substance abuse treatment for incarcerated offenders through individualized assessments and one-on-one case management with Reentry Specialists. Customized treatment plans are created by Reentry Specialists based on assessed criminogenic needs, and may include cognitive behavioral treatments, relapse prevention, basic education, job readiness, and intensive one-on-one discharge planning and aftercare services.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office: Tulare County Sheriff's Office, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program provides an evidence-based substance abuse recovery program to county jail inmates. The program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to change the behaviors and attitudes of the inmates regarding criminal thinking and substance abuse issues. The last month of the program focuses on reentry into the community. The offender leaves with a discharge plan and identified goals upon their release.
Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grant
The Budget Act of 2015 allocates $6,000,000 to the BSCC to administer the grant. The Budget Act provides, in pertinent part: The Board of State and Community Corrections shall provide grants to local law enforcement for programs and initiatives intended to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including, but not limited to, providing training for front-line peace officers on issues such as implicit bias; funding for research to examine how local policing services currently are being delivered; assessing the state of law enforcement-community relations; comparing the status quo with the best practices in the policing profession; and receiving recommendations for moving forward, including the identification of policing models and operational options to improve policing; problem-oriented policing initiatives such as Operation Ceasefire; restorative justice programs that address the needs of victims, offenders, and the community; behavioral health training and any one-time costs associated with implementing, expanding, and maintaining a program designed to capture peace officer interactions with individuals in the community.
The Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grant is intended to fund collaborative law enforcement-community approaches that aim to improve, strengthen, establish or reestablish positive meaningful relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
FY 2015-16 Project Funding and Summaries - PDF