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CPGP Grants Overview - PDF

CPGP Current Competitive Grant Cycles - PDF


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


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

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

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

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:

  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 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


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.


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.


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
  • Accountability
  • Risk and Needs Assessment
  • School Safety
  • Restorative Justice
  • Juvenile Courts and Probation
  • Detention/Corrections Personnel
  • Reentry
  • Indigent Offense

Project Descriptions - PDF



EBP Training Project - PDF


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…
The fiscal year 2014-15 State Budget Act appropriated Recidivism Reduction Funds for Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) grants to support appropriate prevention, intervention, supervision, services and strategies aimed at reducing recidivism in California’s mentally ill offender population and to improve outcomes for these offenders while continuing to protect public safety. Continue…

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.

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


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 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 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.


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.

Grant Intent

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.

Current Grantees

FY 2015-16 Project Funding and Summaries - PDF


Past Requests for Proposal (RFP)

FY 2015-16 Strengthening Grant RFP - PDF


Past Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FY 2015-16 Strengthening Grant FAQ - PDF


Executive Steering Committee Roster - PDF

Bidders Conference

Bidders Conferences were held February 22, 2016 at the Board of State & Community Corrections and February 23, 2016 at the Los Angeles Police Department Deaton Hall Auditorium. If you would like to view the recorded version of the February 22 Conference in Sacramento, please click here

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. Additionally, 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

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