California's SACJJDP is made up of Governor-appointed subject matter experts who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all youth in California.
To serve the Governor, the Legislature and the people of California by promoting effective juvenile justice policies and programming in compliance with goals set forth in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act..
- Strategy – a coalition of knowledgeable stakeholders and communities, current or former wards, and local elected officials
- Advocacy – a plan to prevent juvenile crime while providing treatment and rehabilitation for juvenile offenders
- Compliance – a means of monitoring program compliance and ensuring adherence with the core protections of federal law
|1||Rachel Rios, Chair||Executive Director, La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.|
|2||Carol Biondi, Vice-Chair||Commissioner, Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families|
|3||Hon. Brian Back||Ventura County Superior Court Judge|
|4||Amanda Clifford||Policy and Advocacy Associate, Bill Wilson Center|
|5||Dr. B.J. Davis||Adjunct Professor, Alliant International University, California School Psychology|
|6||Dr. Carly Dierkhising||Assistant Professor, Cal State Los Angeles, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics|
|7||Miguel A. Garcia||Youth Member, Western Region Representative, Coalition for Juvenile Justice|
|8||Juan Gomez||Director of Programs & Innovation, Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement|
|9||Michelle Guymon||Director, Child Trafficking Unit, Los Angeles County Probation Department|
|10||Susan Harbert||Staff Attorney, Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic, Loyola Law School|
|11||Elliot Housman-Turrubiate||Youth Victim Advocate, Native American Health Center|
|12||Gordon Jackson||Retired Director, California Department of Education|
|13||Ramon Leija||Constituent Affairs Representative, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom|
|14||Kent Mendoza||Youth Member, Policy Coordinator, Anti-Recidivism Coalition|
|15||Amika Mota||Prison Reentry Director, Young Women's Freedom Center|
|16||Vanessa Najar||Youth Member, Peer Mentor, Puente Project at Sacramento City College|
|17||District Attorney Nancy O'Malley||Alameda County District Attorney's Office|
|18||Winston Peters||Assistant Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office|
|19||Dr. Mimi Silbert||Chief Executive Officer, President, Delancey Street Foundation|
|20||Dante Williams||Former Youth Advocate Manager, Stanford Youth Solutions|
SACJJDP Members. Click here for a detailed list of member profiles.
The R.E.D. subcommittee uses intentional, collaborative and multi-faceted approaches to eliminate bias and reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color coming into contact with the juvenile justice system. Continue to R.E.D. Subcommittee page.
|Date:||March 25, 2021|
Past SACJJDP Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Click here to view past meeting agendas and minutes.
*Agendas will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.** Meeting dates and time subject to change up until the Agenda is posted
For information about the 2019 Title II and Title II Tribal Youth Grants, Requests for Proposals, Executive Steering Committee (ESC) and other grant program information click here.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 as amended at 42 U.S.C. Sections 5631-5633 (Public Law 93-415) is awarded to California by the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). It supports local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate projects directly, or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and reform efforts in delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.
- For information about current Title II Grants – (Grant Cycle October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2019) click here.
- For Information about Tribal Youth Grants – (Grant Cycle October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2019) click here.
- For information about R.E.D. Grants – (closed – Grant Cycle October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2018) click here.
California is required to complete a new State Plan every three years. The State Plan is then updated annually in years two and three. California’s annual application for the Title II award also serves as the State Plan or State Plan update, depending on the year
California’s Prior Year Title II Applications to OJJDP
OJJDP Title II Formula Grants Solicitations
Under the JJDPA all states must submit annually plans to comply with the following core protections: 1) Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, 2) Adult Jail and Lock-Up Removal, 3) “Sight and Sound” Separation, and 4) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). The first three core protections are addressed in the Compliance Monitoring Plans. The DMC or Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R.E.D.) requirement is addressed in its own plan.
Plans for Compliance with the DMC / R.E.D. Core Protection
Compliance Monitoring (CM) Plans
SACJJDP Annual Reports to the Legislature
The JJDPA also requires that the SACJJDP submit annually to the Legislature its recommendations regarding California’s compliance with the core requirements.