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The Adult Reentry Grant Program was established through the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statute of 2018) and appropriated $50,000,000 in funding for competitive awards to community-based organizations to support offenders formerly incarcerated in state prison. The Budget Act requires that $25 million be available for rental assistance, $15 million for the rehabilitation of existing property or buildings for housing offenders released from prison, and $9.35 million to support the warm handoff and reentry of offenders transitioning from prison to communities. This grant is currently in development and awards are anticipated to be made by June 30, 2019.

For more information about the ARG program click here.

Both the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 State Budgets included funding 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). CalVIP funding included $9.215 million in the FY 2017-18 budget and $8.55 million in the FY 2018-19 budget. Per statute, grants in the amount of $1,000,000 each were made available to the City of Los Angeles. The remaining $15.765 was made available for a competitive grant program. 20 grants were awarded in April 2018 with the FY 2017-18 funds and an additional 14 grants were awarded in July 2018 with the FY 2018-19 funds.  - Read more..

8-22-2018 The Board of State and Community Corrections, Corrections Planning and Grant Programs division intends to apply for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  This notice serves as an opportunity to comment on the application.

Written comments pertaining to the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program application may be transmitted by mail or email to the contact person listed below through September 21, 2018.  

Notice of Intent to Apply for 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

For additional information or if you have questions about this notice please contact:

Daryle McDaniel, Field Representative
2590 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 341-7392
daryle.mcdaniel@bscc.ca.gov 

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:

  1. Law enforcement programs.
  2. Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense.
  3. Prevention and education programs.
  4. Corrections and community corrections programs.
  5. Drug treatment and enforcement programs.
  6. Planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs.
  7. 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:

  1. 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
  1. The needs of small, medium, and large counties will be taken into account.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate a collaborative strategy based on the community engagement model that involves multiple stakeholders in the project or problem addressed.
  4. Some emphasis will be given to the development of innovative and/or promising strategies to reduce recidivism.

 

Local JAG Data Collection and Evaluation Reports – 2015-2018 Grantee Cohort
JAG grantees with grant agreements that ended on December 31, 2017 were required to submit a Final Local Evaluation Report by March 31, 2018. These Final Local Evaluation Reports are posted below. JAG grantees with no-cost grant agreement extensions until December 31, 2018 are required to submit Final Local Evaluations by March 31, 2019. Those reports will be posted on this website after submission to the BSCC.

JAG Applicants were required to set aside a minimum of 5 to 10 percent of their grant funds for the development of a Local Evaluation Plan, data collection efforts, and submission of the Final Local Evaluation. The Final Evaluation Report determines whether the overall project was effective in meeting stated goals and objectives.

Below are the Local Evaluation Reports and the names of Evaluators from the 16 funded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grants that completed their projects on 12/31/2017. Grantees were encouraged to work with external evaluators in the development of an evaluation approach for their projects.

Butte County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Gary Bess and Associates
Calaveras County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluators: Sgt. Rachelle Whiting & Sgt. Gregory Stark
Humboldt County
Local Evaluation Report
Author: Dawn Arledge, Director of Health
Kern County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Transforming Local Communities, Inc.
Kings County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Transforming Local Communities, Inc.
Los Angeles County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Lisa M. Graziano, Ph.D. & Jane Florence Gauthier, Ph.D.
Madera County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Jana Price-Sharps, EdD, Forensic Psychologist
Mendocino County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Kristy Kelly, M. S., M.F.T.
Merced County
Local Evaluation Report
Author: Heidi Szakala
Plumas County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: High Sierra Grants
City & County of San Francisco
Local Evaluation Reports 
Attachment A  Attachment B  Final Report  Outcomes Report  Interim Report  
Authors: Mika Clark & Jennifer Henderson-Frankes
Santa Cruz County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Applied Survey Research
Sonoma County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: WestEd Associates & Assistant time
Tehama County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: Matt Russell, Center for Evaluation & Research
Tuolume  County
Local Evaluation Report
Author: Lt. Jarrod Pippin
Ventura County
Local Evaluation Report
Evaluator: EVALCORP Research & Consulting

JAG Resource Information

  • 2014-2018 JAG Grantee Program Descriptions - PDF
  • 2014-2018 JAG Grantee Interactive Map
  • 2017 BSCC Application to BJA for Byrne JAG Funding - PDF
  • 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

 

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. Continue

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. Continue

The Governor’s 2016-2017 Budget allocated $15 million to the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to be administered by the BSCC. The LEAD® grant program provides intensive treatment and support services to certain low-level offenders as an alternative to incarceration. Successful programs in other states have been possible through positive collaboration between police, prosecutors, public defenders, advocates, mental health and drug treatment providers, housing providers, and business and neighborhood leaders. Continue…
AB 1837 (2014) and California State Budget Act of 2014 – Part of the Recidivism Reduction Fund, this initiative allocated $4,750,000 in funding to up to three counties to enter into a pay for success project with the purpose of reducing recidivism. Grantees are Los Angeles, Ventura and Alameda counties. The grant cycle began June 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2021.

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 requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and also 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 requires grantees to partner with community-based organizations and pass through to them at least 50 percent of their award.

BSCC awarded the first round of Proposition 47 grants on June 15, 2017. Grants were awarded to 23 public agencies for a 38-month grant period, ending on August 15, 2020. To learn more about the Proposition 47 grant, click here.

Proposition 64, which created the framework for the regulation of commercial and adult-use marijuana in California, provides funds to the BSCC to make grants to local government agencies to assist with law enforcement, fire protection or other local programs that address public health and safety associated with implementation of the Proposition. The BSCC is prohibited from making grants to any local governments that have banned the cultivation or retail sales of marijuana and marijuana products. (See Rev. & Tax. Code, § 34019, subd. (f)(3)(C).).  BSCC anticipates receiving its first Proposition 64 appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 State Budget Act.

This website will be updated as new information is available. You may also subscribe to the BSCC listserve for updates about BSCC’s projects and grant opportunities. Sign up for BSCC email updates.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (Deadline for submittals is closed) 

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is announcing the release of the BSCC Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP).

Notice of Funding Availability

BSCC Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

Eligible applicants for Proud Parenting Grant Program awards are:

  • County Probation Departments,
  • County Offices of Education, and
  • Non-Profit Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) located in the State of California.

The purpose of this grant program is to provide parenting services to young parents and expectant parents between the ages of 14 and 25 (at time of project participation enrollment) who were involved in the criminal/juvenile justice systems and/or considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. Funded grant programs will do so by increasing parenting knowledge, improving attitudes about responsible parenting, relationships between parents and their children, as well as providing necessary life-skills training and self-esteem to the youthful program participants.

Proud Parenting Grant Program Bidder’s Conference 3.1.18

PowerPoint for Proud Parenting Grant Program Bidders’ Conference – PDF

2015 – 2018 Grantee Awards/Project Summaries - PDF

Alameda County Probation Department $119,285
Contra Costa County Probation Department $117,285
Imperial County Probation Department $119,285
Madera County Probation Department $119,285
San Francisco County Probation Department $119,285
Santa Cruz County Probation Department $119,285
Shasta County Probation Department $119,285

2012-2015 Proud Parenting Grantees/Awards

Alameda County Probation Department $135,392
Contra Costa County Probation Department $139,242
Imperial County Probation Department $137,323
Madera County Probation Department $139,242
San Mateo County Probation Department $137,053
Santa Clara County Probation Department $139,242

2009-2012 Proud Parenting Grantees/Awards

Family Stress Center (Contra Costa) $92,883
Children’s Institute (Los Angeles) $92,883
MELA Counseling Services (Los Angeles) $92,883
Stop the Violence & Increase the Peace (Los Angeles) $92,883
Madera County Probation Department $92,883
National Family Life & Education Ctr (Riverside) $91,932
San Diego Youth Services, Inc. (San Diego) $92,883
Christian Counseling Services (San Bernardino) $92,883
Breakout Prison Outreach (Santa Clara) $92,883

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:

  1. Actively collaborate with education, child welfare, law enforcement, mental health, and other systems that intersect with the juvenile justice system to reduce the connections;
     
  2. Actively engage their community in the development and implementation of the strategies and partnerships to reduce disparities to reduce the number of youth;
     
  3. 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,
     
  4. Evaluate and refine internal structures and policies that disparately impact boys and girls of color.

R.E.D. Grants

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.

R.E.D. Grantees

Currently, there are four (4) counties receiving Title II R.E.D. funding:

  1. Mono County Probation Department | Grant amount $150,000
  2. San Joaquin County Probation Department | Grant amount $200,000
  3. Santa Barbara County Probation Department | Grant amount $147,940
  4. Stanislaus County Probation Department | Grant amount $200,000

Project summaries for the current R.E.D. grantees

Resources

BSCC Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity (R.E.D.) Subcommittee

California Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Assessment 2013

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Resource Center

U.S. Department of Justice Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity

U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice: Summary on New Federal Guidance on Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice (2014)

Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics – Racial/Ethnic Fairness

Kidsdata.org: Juvenile Felony Arrest Rate, by Race/Ethnicity

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity - State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2015

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 are to enhance the capability of states, and units of local and tribal government to:

  • provide substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated inmates;
  • prepare participants for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and
  • assist participants through the community reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

2018-2021 RSAT Grantee Project Descriptions

Kern County Sheriff’s Department RSAT Project: This project will utilize a Risk-Need Recovery platform to break the cycle of drugs, crime, and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programs and treatment. The program will serve the male population at the Kern Lerdo Detentions Facility who meet the defined criteria and have a demonstrated substance use disorder. The program includes in-custody (4-6 months) and out-of-custody (12 months) components and provides offender with rehabilitative tools for reentry as productive citizens.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) RSAT Project: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) proposes to continue the Housing for Accountable Living Transitions/Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (HALT/RSAT) Program for male and female offenders incarcerated at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center. The SSD uses evidence-based assessments to identify an offender’s criminogenic needs and creates an evidence-based treatment plan responsive to those needs. Offenders are assigned to a Reentry Specialist/Case Manager who ensures program adherence and provides one-on-one counselling and support during the 4-12 month in-custody portion of treatment and up to one-year post-release. The project goal is to reduce participant’s recidivism rate.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) RSAT Project: The SCSO is proposing a gender-responsive treatment and reentry program for female offenders housed at the main jail. Approximately 80 participants will be served during the first project year. Participants will be assessed for risk and needs through validated assessment tools and an evidence-based curriculum will be delivered to participants for a minimum of 3 months. Aftercare services will be provided for 12 months post-release.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office RSAT Project: The TCSO RSAT program proposes to deliver an evidence-based substance abuse recovery program to county jail inmates at the Men’s Correctional Facility. The program can house up to 64 participants and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to change the behaviors and attitudes of the inmates regarding criminal thinking and substance abuse issues. The in-custody portion of the program is between 4 and 6 months in length and an aftercare component is offered for up to 12 months post-release. The last month of the in-custody program focuses on reentry into the community. The offender leaves with a discharge plan and identified goals upon their release.

Additional Information
2018 RSAT RFP Word
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program RFP Bidders’ Conference 3/7/2018 PowerPoint Presentation - PDF

The 12 current Title II grants, receiving federal funding through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, support projects focusing on aftercare/reentry, alternatives to detention, diversion, and delinquency prevention. AAdditionally, these projects are incorporating evidence-based practices and strategies (which seek to use effective correctional interventions and data-driven decision-making models) and R.E.D. (the reduction of the overrepresentation of youth of color coming into contact with the juvenile justice system). - Continue

The Native American Tribal Youth Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002, Title II Formula Grants. The grant program is open, on a competitive basis, to all federally recognized California Tribal Governments. The grant program is designed to assist Tribal Governments in developing the tools and resources to assist at-risk youth. The grant is built upon the beliefs and values associated with Native American culture as defined by the Gathering Of Native Americans (GONA) principles: Belonging; Mastery; Interdependence; and Generosity.

Program Descriptions

The Shingle Springs Rancheria Miwok Tribe will implement the Tribal Youth Probation Program (TYPP), staffed by a youth probation officer whose singular focus is to provide rehabilitative measures that incorporate the cultural practices of the Miwok community to at-risk and system involved youth. The TYPP addresses juvenile delinquency and truancy problems among tribal families by increasing the capacity of the tribal justice system. The project provides rehabilitative-focused supervision of probation terms and court ordered case plans, diversion opportunities, cultural assessments, educational opportunities, drug treatment services, compliance incentives, and job training. El Dorado County Superior Court and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians launched a joint-jurisdictional juvenile court to bring together tribal and county services in one unified proceeding; therefore continuing the partnership of the TYPP and the Court to address the needs of Miwok youth in the juvenile justice system.

The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria project focuses on interventions for court-involved youth to reduce, control, and prevent crime and delinquency among tribal youth. Since 2012, the Tribe has offered tutoring, counseling, and mentoring services under the One-on-One Mentoring Program. The Mechoopda Tribe will expand and enhance its existing mentoring program by serving 150 at-risk Native American youth ages 5-17 in Butte County. The project will incorporate Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles and improve data collection between the Tribe and the collaborative partners: North Valley Indian Health, Four Winds School, and the Four Winds Office of Indian Education. The overall goal of the project is to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other high-risk behaviors among youth ages 5 to 17 by providing evidence-based mentoring services.

Provided state funds for the acquisition, renovation, and construction of afterschool youth centers and overnight youth shelters throughout California; all funds have been disseminated.

This program utilized a variety of funding sources to enable cities, counties, and community-based organizations to acquire, renovate, and construct youth centers and youth shelters. The program helped to create 99 facilities throughout California.

Program Description

The Youth Centers and Youth Shelters Program involves four allocations of funds dedicated to the renovation and construction of local centers and shelters serving at-risk youth.

  • The County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 (Proposition 86) provided $25 million for the acquisition, construction, renovation, and equipping of youth centers and shelters. These funds were awarded to 41 youth centers and 28 youth shelters.
  • Ten years later, the Legislature passed AB 2796, which established the Gang Violence Prevention, Detention, and Public Protection Act and provided another $25 million for to nonprofit agencies to acquire, renovate and construct youth centers (Chapter 499, Statutes of 1998). This appropriation funded 24 additional centers.
  • In 2000, Proposition 12 augmented the AB 2796 appropriation by $5 million, which funded five more youth centers.
  • AB 1740 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2000) included funds for one additional project.


Since this program involves grants of public funds, the law requires continuous monitoring of the youth centers and shelters (10 years for renovations of existing structures and 20 years for new facility construction).

Youth centers offer activities and services during non-school hours to children and teens (ages 6-17), including recreation, health and fitness, citizenship and leadership development, job training, anti-gang programs, teen pregnancy prevention programs, and counseling for problems such as drug and alcohol abuse. In addition to these basic program features, youth centers may offer mentoring, tutoring, culinary arts, gardening, computer skills training, music, arts and other activities.

Youth shelters provide services to assist runaway, homeless, abused and neglected youth with their immediate survival needs, complete their education and/or obtain employment, and help reunite them with their families or find a suitable home. Many shelters operate in conjunction with youth centers, allowing sheltered youth to take advantage of the full range of youth center programs and services when not in school or involved in activities related to family reunification or independent living.

List of Active Facilities - PDF

Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) Program

The Youth Reinvestment Grant Program was established in the 2018 Budget Act (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) and the related trailer bill (Assembly Bill 1812, Chapter 36, Statutes of 2018). The Youth Reinvestment Grant Program provides $37.3 million to be allocated as follows:

  • 94 percent, or $35,062,000, must be awarded to local jurisdictions through a competitive grant process for implementing evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate diversion programs in underserved communities with high rates of juvenile arrests and high rates of racial/ethnic disproportionality within those juvenile arrests.
  • Three percent, or $1,119,000, must be awarded to Indian tribes for implementing diversion programs for Indian children using trauma-informed, community-based, and health-based interventions.
  • Up to three percent, or $1,119,000, may be used by the BSCC for the administration of the grant.

For more information about the YRG program click here.

Prior Grants

California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Program

Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)

Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG)

Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) Grant

Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations

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