Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulations Revision

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is required to biennially review minimum standards for adult local detention facilities and make appropriate revisions pursuant to Penal Code section 6030, subdivision (a).

The BSCC has a longstanding practice of developing regulations and recommending revisions in partnership with stakeholders. This method of regulation development results in meaningful and attainable minimum standards and ensures regulations are rooted in evidence-based and best practices.

On April 11, 2019, the Board approved the development of an Executive Steering Committee (ESC) to begin the regulations review and revision process. This webpage will provide a chronological list of links, information, and updates as they become available.

November 26, 2019
Esc Briefing Book materials for the December 2nd ESC meeting are available and may be viewed here.

November 21, 2019
The first meeting of the ESC will be on December 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the BSCC Offices in Sacramento, the agenda is located here. The ESC roster can be viewed here.

All ESC meetings are open to the public according to the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act; the BSCC has been accepting public comment for ESC consideration and welcomes suggestions about topics to review during the revision process. On November 25, 2019, the BSCC will close the online survey for public comments or suggestions. All comments received up until November 25th at 5:00 PM, will be included in the ESC’s briefing materials. BSCC will continue accepting public comments after November 25th by regular mail and email (regulations@bscc.ca.gov). All comments received after November 25th and up until 8:00 AM on December 2, 2019 will be provided to the ESC as handouts.

The ESC will be considering topics relevant to local detention facilities, and will provide direction to individual subject matter area workgroups. The ESC will develop workgroups reflective of particular subject areas; workgroup members will be selected to represent a balance of personal and professional expertise. Workgroups will review all regulations applicable to their subject matter area, with focus on ESC direction, and will provide recommendations for revision to the ESC in early Spring.

Workgroup meetings will also be open to the public. For updates and meeting information, please continue to visit this page.

November 18, 2019
The first meeting of the Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulations Revision ESC has been scheduled for December 2, 2019, click here to view the agenda.

October 10, 2019
BSCC is seeking input on an array of issues related the minimum standards for local adult detention facilities, such as adult jails, temporary holding facilities, and court holding facilities.  Any person may suggest changes to Titles 15 and 24.  The changes may be general or relate to specific sections.  All input is welcome.

Please click the following link to provide comment or suggest changes to Titles 15 and 24 regulations: https://forms.gle/gNFetXkivu299QoU9

October 4, 2019
The BSCC is seeking participants for the 2019-2020 Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulation Revision ESC. Members of the ESC will propose revisions to minimum standards for adult local detention facilities for BSCC Board approval. ESC Members will be appointed on a limited-term basis beginning in late 2019.

Please click the following link to find out how you can participate in the 2019-2020 Regulation Revision ESC: Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulation Revision Executive Steering Committee