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Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Training

December 27, 2019
Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code Sections 6035 and 6036, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described in this public notice.

Committee Studying Regulation Updates Seeks Input

November 21, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The executive steering committee that will be updating regulations governing the operations and design of local adult corrections facilities has set December 2 as its first meeting.

BSCC Awards Federal Title II Grants

November 14, 2019
Twelve organizations will receive $4 million in federal funding over the next year to support juvenile delinquency prevention in a move approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The nine nonprofits, two governmental agencies and a school district are eligible for grant funding for the next three years, however the amounts available Read More »

Two RFPs for Youth Diversion Released

November 14, 2019
The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of two new requests for proposals – both to fund diversion programs that would help young people involved in the justice system, or at risk of involvement. The Tribal Youth Diversion Grant will provide $9.7 million for trauma-informed and health-based interventions for youthful members of Read More »

Members Needed for Regulation Revision ESC

October 8, 2019
The BSCC is looking for people with subject-matter expertise who are interested in reviewing and updating the Title 15 and 24 regulations governing the operations and construction of jails.

BSCC Awards $16.2m in Federal JAG Grants

September 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 Available

September 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 Board

August 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 Grants

July 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 Grants

June 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 Diversion

June 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) Program

May 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 Facilities

May 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 Diversion

April 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 Available

January 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.

BSCC Updates Training Standards for Corrections, Probation Officers

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved a major overhaul of training standards specifically tied to the more complex demands of people serving time in local jails for nonviolent felonies.

Grant Available to Help Shelter Former State Prisoners

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A new grant that will provide up to $34.35 million to help people released from state prison secure housing and other transitional resources and services was approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

BSCC Approves $35m Juvenile Diversion Grant RFP

January 17, 2019
SACRAMENTO – A $35 million grant designed to help cities and counties divert young people away from the criminal justice system was approved for release today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Grant Process

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved a process to award the second round of Prop 47 funds to communities seeking to provide mental health and substance use disorder treatment and other services for those in the criminal justice system.

Chief Andrew Mills Joins BSCC Board

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – BSCC Chair Linda Penner swore in Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills as the newest member of the Board today.

BSCC Approves JAG Grant Process

November 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections approved the release of the Request for Proposals for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, pending the final judgment in a lawsuit between California and the federal government.

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 24 Minimum Standards for Local and Juvenile Detention Facilities

September 7, 2018
Notice is hereby given that the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) on behalf of The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) proposes to adopt, approve, codify, and publish changes to building standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 1 and 2.

BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Processes

September 6, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The Board of State and Community Corrections gave agencies that received Proposition 47 grant funding a year longer to spend it, and approved the process for distributing the second round of funding under separate actions taken today.

BOARD NAMES PROP 47 ESC

February 14, 2016