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. Local government applicants will be required to pass through 90 percent of awarded funds to community-based organizations. Community-based organizations must provide diversion and alternative-sanction programs, academic- and vocational-education services, mentoring, behavioral health services, and/or mental health services.

2019 YRG Request for Proposals

This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Youth Reinvestment Grant Program.

Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP – Word

NOTE: Applicants, please make sure to submit the budget attachment of your application in an Excel format. Do not submit the budget attachment in a PDF version. We must be able to view and print the budget and will not be able to do so if it is a PDF version. Attention to this detail will expedite the processing of your application.

2019 YRG Bidders' Conference

The BSCC has scheduled a Youth Reinvestment Grant Bidders’ Conference to provide clarity on the RFP process. For more information and RSVP instructions, click below on Bidders’ Conference Notice.

Day/Date/Time Location Information
Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00 AM
Board of State and Community Corrections
Board Room – 1st Floor
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento CA 95833
Bidders’ Conference Notice

2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant Program 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 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

2019 YRG ESC Meetings and Agenda

Date Location Agenda
September 18, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda
September 19, 2019 BSCC Board Room, Sacramento Agenda

Grantee Orientation - October 8, 2019

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).

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

Isabel Diaz, Program Analyst, at isabel.diaz@bscc.ca.gov

YouthReinvestmentGrant@bscc.ca.gov