Senate Bill 823 - DJJ Realignment Implementation


For nearly two decades, California has enacted a series of legislative and voter-approved measures designed to reduce commitments of youth to the state juvenile and adult systems by reducing reliance on incarceration and expanding community-based options for youth. To further reach this goal, the state has aligned the responsibility for managing all youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 602 to local jurisdictions.

To support the successful implementation of this transition and on-going programing and interventions, the State established effective July 1, 2021, the Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). OYCR will be responsible for (1) developing a report on youth outcomes; (2) identifying policy recommendations for improved outcomes and integrated programs and services to best support delinquent youth; (3) identifying and disseminating best practices to help inform rehabilitative and restorative youth practices, including education, diversion, re-entry, religious and victims’ services; and (4) providing technical assistance as requested to develop and expand local youth diversion opportunities to meet the varied needs of the delinquent youth population, including but not limited to sex offender, substance abuse, and mental health treatment. OYCR will also fulfill statutory obligations of an Ombudsperson. For more information, go to: https://www.chhs.ca.gov/oycr/

The BSCC will continue to establish regulations and inspect county facilities holding people under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutions Code sections 209, 210, 875, & 885.

Background

On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 823, which began the closure of the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice, realigning those state functions to county governments. Under SB 823, DJJ intake closed for most youth on July 1, 2021, and counties became fully responsible for housing, programming, and treatment of youth who can no longer be committed to DJJ.

As part of SB 823, $9.6 million was set aside for the Board of State and Community Corrections to “award one-time grants, to counties for the purpose of providing resources for infrastructure-related needs and improvements to assist counties in the development of a local continuum of care.   

Request for Applications (RFA)

In April 2021 the BSCC release an RFA to all 58 California Counties. YPFG RFA : PDF

 

Applications Submitted in Response to the YPFG RFA

Part A Applications:

El Dorado* - PDF Fresno - PDF Sonoma - PDF

* El Dorado County subsequently relinquished its award. The counties of Fresno and Sonoma are moving forward with implementation.

Part B Applications:

Small Counties (17) Medium (14) Large (6)
Butte - PDF Contra Costa - PDF Alameda - PDF
Colusa - PDF Fresno - PDF Los Angeles - PDF
El Dorado - PDF Kern - PDF Orange - PDF
Glenn - PDF Merced - PDF Riverside - PDF
Humboldt - PDF Monterey - PDF Sacramento - PDF
Kings - PDF Placer - PDF Santa Clara - PDF
Madera - PDF San Francisco - PDF
Mariposa - PDF San Joaquin - PDF
Mendocino - PDF Santa Barbara - PDF
Plumas - PDF Solano - PDF
San Benito - PDF Sonoma - PDF
San Luis Obispo - PDF Stanislaus - PDF
Santa Cruz - PDF Tulare - PDF
Shasta - PDF Ventura - PDF
Sutter - PDF
Tuolumne - PDF
Yuba - PDF

YPFG Grantee Page