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Juvenile Justice Data Working Group

Assembly Bill 1468 (Ch. 26, Stats. 2014) establishes the Juvenile Justice Data Working Group (JJDWG) within the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) and states: “[t]he purpose of the working group is to recommend options for coordinating and modernizing the juvenile justice data systems and reports that are developed and maintained by state and county agencies.” The working group shall include representatives from each of the following:

The JJDWG is charged by statute with a number of tasks and deliverables including:

JJDWG Final Report to the Legislature: 

“Rebuilding California’s Juvenile Justice System:  Recommendations to Improve Data Collection, Performance Measures and Outcomes for California Youth.”  PDF  

JJDWG Report, April 30, 2015

California Juvenile Justice Data Working Group: Recommendations to Revise County Reporting Requirements for the Juvenile Justice Crime
Prevention Act (JJCPA) and Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) Programs - PDF

Past Meetings

Committee Membership:

  1. David Steinhart, JJDWG Committee Chair, BSCC Board Member
  2. Jill Silva, JJDWG Committee Vice-Chair, Stanislaus County Chief Probation Officer.
  3. Jim Salio, Chief Probation Officer, San Luis Obispo
  4. Mike Ertola, Chief Probation Officer, Nevada County
  5. Wayne Babby, Division of Juvenile Justice Research Director, CDCR
  6. Julie Basco, Deputy Director, Division of California Justice Information Services, California Department of Justice
  7. Dorothy Thrush, Public Safety Group, Chief Administrative Office, County of San Diego
  8. Mike Roddy, Executive Officer, San Diego Superior Court
  9. Sandra McBrayer, Chair, State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  10. Denise Herz, Director, California State University Los Angeles, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
  11. Sue Burrell, Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center
  12. Hon. Donna Groman, Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
  13. Laura Ridolfi, Law and Policy Analyst, W. Haywood Burns Institute

For more information, please contact Colleen Curtin, BSCC Field Representative, at (916) 445-8066 or