Promising Programs in Practice
Inside/Out Students Study Together at Imperial Jail
|When he dropped out of high school, Pedro thought academics weren’t for him. But in the Imperial County Jail his mind was freed.|
Wild Horse Redemption in Sacramento County
|At a rustic ranch in rural Sacramento County patient wranglers learn to coax the wildness out of mustangs, while hoping the animals will one day flourish outside of the corrals that have held them since capture.|
In LA, New Section 8 Rules Mean Some Felons Can Go Home
|Damae Miller’s mother went to prison when the young woman was just 15. Now 25, she is looking forward to helping her mother transition to freedom after a decade in the Central California Women’s Facility at Chowchilla.|
Erasing The Past, One Tattoo At A Time
|STOCKTON -- Juan Nila has made a lot of decisions he regrets, but at least one can be erased: the prominent Aztec tattoo across the front of his neck that signaled his membership in a street gang.|
Dogs, Humans Strive For Second Chance
|Shannon Plummer is a 53-year-old heroin addict serving time at the James A. Musick Jail in Orange County for felony drug possession. Frosty is her year-old roommate, a lanky white Labradoodle mix whose time was up at the county animal shelter....|
Can Horses Help Offenders Process Destructive Emotions? Success In Siskiyou County Is Riding On It.
Military Vets Find Support in Jail
San Diego County Agencies Collaborate on Realignment Goals
|In San Diego County an ambitious collaboration to help Realigned offenders escape from cycles of crime is underway between public safety officials, the courts, probation, the District Attorney, Public Defender and community-based organizations.|
San Diego Invests in Collaborative Courts to Reduce Recidivism
|SAN DIEGO – The man with the offensive tattoos on his hands was nicknamed Angry Bird when public safety officials here diverted him into a special Reentry Court to deal with issues surrounding his addictions, anger and impulse control.|
Sacramento County’s Adult Day Reporting Center Offers Hope for Change
In Fresno, Inmates Learn to Handle Life’s Challenges
LA County Jail Education Programs Transform Lives
|“It’s so remarkable to see human intelligence triumph over bad behavior,” Sheriff Leroy Baca of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jan. 16, 2014.
“We’re confined, but our minds are always free to learn,” inmate Solomon Brown, 30.
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BSCC Awards $16.2m in Federal JAG GrantsSeptember 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 12, 2019) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has approved allocating $16.2 million to 27 California counties whose applications for federal justice grants scored highest in their respective population categories.
RFP for Reentry Housing Rehab Now AvailableSeptember 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 12, 2019) – A grant to provide funding for the rehabilitation of buildings to house formerly incarcerated people as they are released from state prison was approved for release today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.
Governor Appoints Seale to BoardAugust 30, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Lee Seale, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. He has served as chief probation officer of Sacramento County since 2013.
BSCC Awards $65m in Housing Assistance GrantsJuly 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded millions of dollars in rehabilitative grants today, and launched the processes for administering five more.
Board Awards $96m In Prop 47 GrantsJune 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved grant awards from a voter initiative that reduces from felonies to misdemeanors certain low-level crimes and directs state savings to programs primarily focused on mental health and substance-use disorder treatment.
It is the second round of Proposition 47 funding approved by the Board, to which voters allocated the bulk of the state savings for rehabilitative grants targeting Prop 47-impacted individuals. Approximately $96 million will go to 23 applicants whose rehabilitative programs were deemed most promising.
Board Awards Grants for Youth DiversionJune 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved two grants worth millions of dollars for programs designed to prevent young people from entering the justice system or from furthering their involvement in it.
Notice of Intent to Apply for 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) ProgramMay 24, 2019
Notice of Intent to Apply for 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
The Board of State and Community Corrections, Corrections Planning and Grant Programs division intends to apply for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This notice serves as an opportunity to comment on the application.
Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention FacilitiesMay 17, 2019
Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code 6030, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described in this public notice.
BSCC Releases Two RFPs for Youth DiversionApril 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A federal grant that would help divert young people toward help and away from the criminal justice system is being launched Friday by the Board of State and Community Corrections.
Second Prop 47 RFP Now AvailableJanuary 22, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has released a Request for Proposals for a grant program that will be funded by the second round of savings from Proposition 47.