Public Notices


Survey Shows Changes at Juvenile Halls, Ranches

April 28, 2020
A survey of California juvenile halls and ranches shows fewer bookings, more diversion, and medical testing for those who must be housed and are showing symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness, according to a voluntary survey conducted by the BSCC.

Services Available for People Newly Released from Prison

April 24, 2020
As the State of California continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, the Board of State and Community Corrections has coordinated with 69 grantees that are implementing reentry services under the Adult Re-Entry Grant (ARG) Program to outline services available to people newly release from state prisons. 

Supplemental JPS and JDPS Data Now Available

April 20, 2020
The Supplemental Jail and Juvenile Detention Profile Surveys are now available. The BSCC recently began collecting data from county Sheriffs and Probation Chiefs on ADP, bookings, and releases related to COVID-19.

BSCC Requests Supplemental JDPS, JPS Reporting

April 8, 2020
This memorandum is to advise you of temporary, additional data the BSCC will be requesting from all county detention facilities (both adult and juvenile) about local detention populations and weekly changes during the COVID-19 emergency.

COVID-19 Additional Guidance to Adult Facilities

April 3, 2020
This memorandum is to encourage local sheriffs, police chiefs with Type I facilities, and all adult facility managers to collaborate with local public health officials and contracted healthcare providers to update healthcare policies and procedures specifically to address COVID-19.

COVID-19, ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE TO JUVENILE FACILITIES

March 30, 2020
This memorandum is to encourage local Probation Chiefs and juvenile facility managers to collaborate with local public health officials and contracted healthcare providers to update healthcare policies and procedures specifically to address COVID-19. It also provides information about the process the BSCC will use in reviewing subsequent requests to continue the emergency suspension of regulations.

COVID-19 and BSCC Juvenile Visitation Guidance

March 18, 2020
Yesterday, the Board of State and Community Corrections provided guidance on issues related to BSCC programs and COVID-19.

COVID-19 and BSCC Reporting Requirements

March 18, 2020
On March 6, 2020, the Board of State and Community Corrections sent a memo to the field providing a reminder regarding the process to suspend Title 15 standards for adult and juvenile facilities.

BSCC Cancels Listening Session on Inspections, Regulations

March 13, 2020
The BSCC has cancelled the March 18 San Diego listening session on proposed jail inspection procedures and the biennial update of the adult regulations governing jail operations.

COVID-19 Jail Notification Procedures Outlined

March 6, 2020
As the State of California continues to respond to the emergence of COVID-19, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is prepared to assist counties in the event local detention facilities are impacted.

Hearings Set on Jail Inspections, Regulation Revisions

February 28, 2020
The San Diego listening session has been cancelled. Please submit written comments to regulations@bscc.ca.gov
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set the dates for three statewide listening sessions so that members of the public can give comments on separate but related topics: the agency’s efforts to improve jail inspections and the biennial update of the adult regulations governing jail operations.

BSCC Approves Enhanced Jail Inspection Process

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – In a major step toward ensuring swifter action when local jails fail to meet minimum standards, members of the Board of State and Community Corrections today unanimously approved a plan to put in place a more focused process that will speed up remediation plans for increased accountability and transparency when deficiencies in local detention facilities are identified.

BSCC Releases RFP for Prop 64 Grant

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Grants funded from tax revenue from the sale of legal cannabis in California will be available for the first time from the Board of State and Community Corrections through a grant application process launching February 14

CalVIP RFP Set For Release

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A Requests for Proposals for a grant designed to stem violence in vulnerable communities will be available tomorrow after the Board of State and Community Corrections today unanimously approved its requirements. Read more...

Governor Appoints Cumpian to Board

February 13, 2020
Norma Cumpian, 50, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Cumpian has served as the manager for women and non-binary services at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition since 2016.

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Training

December 27, 2019
Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code Sections 6035 and 6036, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described in this public notice.

Committee Studying Regulation Updates Seeks Input

November 21, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The executive steering committee that will be updating regulations governing the operations and design of local adult corrections facilities has set December 2 as its first meeting.

BSCC Awards Federal Title II Grants

November 14, 2019
Twelve organizations will receive $4 million in federal funding over the next year to support juvenile delinquency prevention in a move approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The nine nonprofits, two governmental agencies and a school district are eligible for grant funding for the next three years, however the amounts available Read More »

Two RFPs for Youth Diversion Released

November 14, 2019
The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of two new requests for proposals – both to fund diversion programs that would help young people involved in the justice system, or at risk of involvement. The Tribal Youth Diversion Grant will provide $9.7 million for trauma-informed and health-based interventions for youthful members of Read More »

Members Needed for Regulation Revision ESC

October 8, 2019
The BSCC is looking for people with subject-matter expertise who are interested in reviewing and updating the Title 15 and 24 regulations governing the operations and construction of jails.

BSCC Awards $16.2m in Federal JAG Grants

September 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 12, 2019) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has approved allocating $16.2 million to 27 California counties whose applications for federal justice grants scored highest in their respective population categories.

RFP for Reentry Housing Rehab Now Available

September 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 12, 2019) – A grant to provide funding for the rehabilitation of buildings to house formerly incarcerated people as they are released from state prison was approved for release today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Governor Appoints Seale to Board

August 30, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Lee Seale, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. He has served as chief probation officer of Sacramento County since 2013.

BSCC Awards $65m in Housing Assistance Grants

July 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded millions of dollars in rehabilitative grants today, and launched the processes for administering five more.

Board Awards $96m In Prop 47 Grants

June 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved grant awards from a voter initiative that reduces from felonies to misdemeanors certain low-level crimes and directs state savings to programs primarily focused on mental health and substance-use disorder treatment. It is the second round of Proposition 47 funding approved by the Board, to which voters allocated the bulk of the state savings for rehabilitative grants targeting Prop 47-impacted individuals. Approximately $96 million will go to 23 applicants whose rehabilitative programs were deemed most promising.

Board Awards Grants for Youth Diversion

June 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved two grants worth millions of dollars for programs designed to prevent young people from entering the justice system or from furthering their involvement in it.

Notice of Intent to Apply for 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

May 24, 2019
Notice of Intent to Apply for 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program The Board of State and Community Corrections, Corrections Planning and Grant Programs division intends to apply for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This notice serves as an opportunity to comment on the application.

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

May 17, 2019
Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code 6030, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described in this public notice.

BSCC Releases Two RFPs for Youth Diversion

April 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A federal grant that would help divert young people toward help and away from the criminal justice system is being launched Friday by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Second Prop 47 RFP Now Available

January 22, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has released a Request for Proposals for a grant program that will be funded by the second round of savings from Proposition 47.

BSCC Updates Training Standards for Corrections, Probation Officers

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved a major overhaul of training standards specifically tied to the more complex demands of people serving time in local jails for nonviolent felonies.

Grant Available to Help Shelter Former State Prisoners

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A new grant that will provide up to $34.35 million to help people released from state prison secure housing and other transitional resources and services was approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

BSCC Approves $35m Juvenile Diversion Grant RFP

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A $35 million grant designed to help cities and counties divert young people away from the criminal justice system was approved for release today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Grant Process

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved a process to award the second round of Prop 47 funds to communities seeking to provide mental health and substance use disorder treatment and other services for those in the criminal justice system.

Chief Andrew Mills Joins BSCC Board

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – BSCC Chair Linda Penner swore in Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills as the newest member of the Board today.

BSCC Approves JAG Grant Process

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved the release of the Request for Proposals for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, pending the final judgment in a lawsuit between California and the federal government.

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 24 Minimum Standards for Local and Juvenile Detention Facilities

September 7, 2018
Notice is hereby given that the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) on behalf of The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) proposes to adopt, approve, codify, and publish changes to building standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 1 and 2.

BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Processes

September 6, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The Board of State and Community Corrections gave agencies that received Proposition 47 grant funding a year longer to spend it, and approved the process for distributing the second round of funding under separate actions taken today.

BOARD NAMES PROP 47 ESC

February 14, 2016