Realignment


In 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, hereafter referred to as Realignment, which made “fundamental changes to California’s correctional system to stop the costly, ineffective and unsafe "revolving door" of lower-level offenders and parole violators through our state prisons” (excerpt from Governor’s Press Release, April 5, 2011).
 

Realignment:

  • shifted responsibility for all sentenced non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders from state to local jurisdictions;
  • established Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS);
  • changed the parole revocation process;
  • tasked Community Corrections Partnerships (CCPs) with planning for the change and implementing the local plans; and
  • gave local law enforcement the right and the ability to manage offenders in smarter and cost-effective ways.

 


Fiscal Year 2021-22 Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Survey

The CCP Survey is a mechanism to collect valuable information to educate and inform California lawmakers, the public, and the media of the continued efforts counties have made in the previous year in implementing the shift in public safety and rehabilitation. Responses to the yearly CCP Surveys are listed below under BSCC Reports on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans.

The Budget Act of 2021 (AB 128, Chapter 21), in relevant part, appropriates $7,950,000 to California counties as follows:

Counties are eligible to receive funding if they submit an updated Community Corrections Partnership plan and a report to the Board of State and Community Corrections by December 15, 2021, that provides information about the actual implementation of the 2020-21 Community Corrections Partnership plan.

The report shall include, but not be limited to, progress in achieving outcome measures as identified in the plan or otherwise available. Additionally, the report shall include plans for the 2021–22 allocation of funds, including future outcome measures, programs and services, and funding priorities.

The funds shall be distributed by January 31, 2022, to counties that comply with provisions as follows: (a) $100,000 to each county with a population of 0 to 200,000, inclusive, (b) $150,000 to each county with a population of 200,001 to 749,999, inclusive, and (c) $200,000 to each county with a population of 750,000 and above. Allocations will be determined based on the most recent county population data published by the Department of Finance.

The report, referenced in the Budget Act, is the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Survey provided by the BSCC to all county CCPs on an annual basis.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Community Corrections Partnership Survey:

FY 2021-22 Community Corrections Partnership Survey Data Reporting Guideopens PDF file
FY 2021-22 Community Corrections Partnership Survey Letter opens PDF file

 


Community Corrections Partnership Plans

Senate Bill 678 on Criminal Recidivism introduced the concept of a Community Corrections Partnership (CCP). At its core, the CCP is comprised of local stakeholders collectively meeting and strategically making decisions. County implementation plans – also known as Realignment Plans or AB109 plans – provide the approaches counties are utilizing in realigning state public safety functions to their local jurisdictions.

Original County Plans and Subsequent Updates to CCP Plans
Original County Profiles

 


BSCC Reports on the Implementation of CCP Plans

These reports provide an annual snapshot of each county’s unique experience in implementing the locally developed CCP realignment implementation plan, the CCP plan objectives, identified outcomes, outcome measures, and data results; and how the county used its realignment funding.

In addition, the annual reports outline the many promising and evidence-based efforts counties have adopted to help this population of offenders end the cycle of recidivism while keeping communities safe.

 


Realignment Information

  • Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) Public Safety Realignment Data Dashboards and Issue Briefs - View Link
  • California Counties Practice Smart Justice; California State Association of Counties (CSAC) - opens in a new windowWatch Videos
  • Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, Criminal Justice Realignment: Court Realignment Data - 1st Quarter 2013 - PDF
  • Local Adult Detention Facilities: The First Year of Public Safety Realignment - PDF
  • Chief Probation Officers of California Realignment/EBP Issue Briefs
    • Volume 1, Issue 1: A First Look at Statewide Data Trends and Impacts - PDF
    • Volume 1, Issue 2: The Benefits of Evidence-Based Supervision Under Public Safety Realignment - PDF
    • Volume 1, Issue 3: Evidence-Based Practices for Assessing, Supervising and Treating Domestic Violence Offenders - PDF
    • Volume 1, Issue 4: Assessing Risks and Needs of Realigned Populations: Post-Release Community Supervision and Services - PDF
  • California Department of Corrections And Rehabilitation Realignment Report: A One-year Examination of Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Six Months of Public Safety Realignment - opens in a new windowView Link
  • Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, April 2013 – Report on the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009, Findings from the SB 678 Program - PDF
  • California Journal of Politics and Policy, April 17, 2013 – Looking Past the Hype: 10 Questions Everyone Should Ask About California’s Prison Realignment (Petersillia/Snyder) - PDF
  • California Forward (CAFWD), April 29, 2013 – New Parole Revocation Process Facts & Recommendations - PDF
  • California’s Urban Crime Increase in 2012: Is “Realignment” to Blame? A Research Brief from CJCJ – January 2013 - opens in a new windowView Link
  • The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities - View Link
  • Much of the national decline in prison population can be attributed to California’s declining prison population, Jesse Jannetta – January , 2013 - opens in a new windowView Link
  • Keeping Your Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Going Strong by Michael R. Jones, Senior Project Associate, Pretrial Justice Institute, Washington, D.C. - 02/12/2013 - opens in a new windowView Link