Youth Reinvestment Grant Program


The YRG grant program is aimed at diverting youth from initial or subsequent contact with the juvenile justice system using approaches that are evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate. Grant funds will be used to target underserved communities. Grantees include local government agencies and community-based organizations. Local government agencies must pass through 90 percent of awarded funds to community-based organizations who will deliver diversion services. All grantees must provide diversion and alternative-sanction programs, academic- and vocational-education services, mentoring, behavioral health services, and/or mental health services.

YRG Cohort 2 Grantee Orientation

The BSCC held a Grantee Orientation on October 5-7, 2020. The following resources from that Orientation are available for your use:

 

Youth Reinvestment Grant Cohort 2 Project Abstracts

YRG-2 Proposal Abstracts

 

YRG Cohort 2 Request for Proposals

In November 2019, the BSCC released an RFP for grant funds available through the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) Program. Community-based organizations, as well as California Cities and Counties, were eligible to apply for YRG funds.

 

2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP - PDF

 

2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant Program Executive Steering Committee Roster 

Click here for a detailed list of member profiles

# Name Title Organization
1 David Steinhart (Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program
2 Arthur Bowie* Retired Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office
3 Beverly Brook Chaplain Santa Cruz County Juvenile Detention Center
4 Michelle Scray Brown Chief Probation Officer San Bernardino County
5 Paul Espinosa* Captain Los Angeles Police Department
6 Jane Halladay Goldman Director, Service Systems Program National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
7 Josh Green Director of Criminal Justice Programs Urban Peace Institute
8 Donna Groman Judge Los Angeles County Superior Court
9 Brooke Harris Adjunct Professor & Supervising Clinical Attorney Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
10 Gerry Lopez Managing Deputy District Attorney Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Crime Prevention Unit
11 Christina Maricic California Youth Representative Self-employed
12 Meghan Medlin Owner/Consultant Medlin Workforce & Reentry Solutions
13 Laura John Ridolfi Policy Director W. Haywood Burns Institute
14 Brook Smith Associate Director The Children’s Initiative
15 Patricia Soung Policy Director of Youth Justice Children's Defense Fund – California
16 Paul Watson President/CEO The Global Action Research Center

* Did not score proposals

 

2019 YRG ESC Meetings and Agenda

Date Location Agenda
April 16, 2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda
September 19, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
September 18, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda

YRG Data Dashboard - Year 1 - PDF

 

Quarterly Progress Report Webinar – January 16, 2020 -  Video opens in a new window

 

Grantee Orientation - October 8, 2019

FAQs from 10/8/19 Grantee Orientation -  Word

Grant Overview & Grantee Presentations - Video

Fiscal Responsibilities - Video

Data Collection & Reporting Responsibilities - Video

Grantee Presentations - Part 2 - Video

Administrative Responsibilities - Video

Principles of Effective Interventions - Video

Programmatic Responsibilities - Video

 

2018 Youth Reinvestment Grant and Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Project Abstracts

YRG Proposal Abstracts    TYD-1 Project Abstracts

 

Youth Reinvestment Grant and Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

In January 2019, the BSC released RFPs for grant funds available through the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) and Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant Programs. California Counties and California Cities were eligible to apply for YRG funds. Federally recognized Indian Tribes in California were eligible to apply to TYD funds.

Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP – PDF opens in a new window

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP – PDF opens in a new window

 

Cohort 1 - Executive Steering Committee (ESC)

YRG Executive Steering Committee Roster Click here for a detailed list of member profiles

# Name Title Organization
1 David Steinhart (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program
2 Mark Varela (Co-Chair) Chief Probation Officer & BSCC Board Member Ventura County Probation Department
3 Jessica Chandler* Social Worker Los Angeles County, Department of Children & Family Services
4 Amy Cohen Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychiatry Director Center for Collaborative Parenting
5 Paul Espinosa Captain Los Angeles Police Department
6 Donna Groman Judge Los Angeles Juvenile Delinquency Court
7 Frankie Guzman* Director, California Youth Justice Initiative National Center for Youth Law
8 Jane Halladay Goldman Director, Service Systems Program National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
9 Brooke Harris Adjunct Professor & Supervising Clinical Attorney Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
10 Olin Jones* Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
11 Patricia Lee Chief Juvenile Public Defender City & County of San Francisco
12 Julio Marcial Director of Youth Justice Liberty Hill Foundation
13 Laura John Ridolfi Policy Director W. Haywood Burns Institute
14 Patricia Soung Policy Director of Youth Justice Children's Defense Fund - California

*Did not score proposals

YRG Tribal Advisory Group Membership Roster  Click here for a detailed list of member profiles
# Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Olin Jones TAG Chair, YRG Liaison Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
2 Dayna Barrios Youth Initiatives Project Director Sacramento Native American Health Center
3 Angie Cavaliere* Minor's Counsel Children's Law Center of California
4 Bill Denke Director Sycuan Tribal Police Department
5 Heather Hostler Director California Department of Social Services Office of Tribal Affairs

*Did not score proposals

Cohort 1 ESC Meetings and Agenda

Youth Reinvestment Grant ESC Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 9, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
October 10, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
November 15, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
November 16, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
May 2, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
June 4, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda

 

YRG Tribal Advisory Group Meetings

Date Location Agenda
October 23, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
October 24, 2018 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
April 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
May 30, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda

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).

YRG Cohort 2 Bidders' Conference

In December  2019, the BSCC hosted Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFPs and the RFP process. Video and resources provided below.

Recorded presentation - YouTube Recording Link

PowerPoint presentation - PowerPoint Link

PowerPoint presentation on Budget Attachment -  PowerPoint Link

Cohort 2 Frequently Asked Questions About the RFP Process

Cohort 2 Amended FAQs – February 13, 2020

Cohort 2 FAQs – December 12, 2019  

 

Statewide Program Evaluation Request for Proposals
Statewide Program Evaluation RFP – Word

Cohort 1 Notices of Intent to Apply for YRG and TYD

Applicants interested in applying for the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) and/or the Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant were asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to apply. Choosing not to do so was not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective applicants that submitted a Notice of Intent but decided not to apply were not be penalized.

The lists of applicants that submitted a Notices of Intent to Apply are provided below.

Youth Reinvestment Grant Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

Cohort 1 Bidder's Conferences

In February 2019, the BSCC hosted Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFPs and the RFP process. Video and resources provided below.

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP

Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP

Cohort 1 Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP Process

Youth Reinvestment Grant FAQ

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant FAQ

For information about the Youth Reinvestment Grant please contact:

Kimberly Bushard, Field Representative, at kimberly.bushard@bscc.ca.gov

Candace Keefauver, Program Analyst, at candace.keefauver@bscc.ca.gov

YouthReinvestmentGrant@bscc.ca.gov