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Juvenile Justice Data Working Group, Grant Reports Subcommittee

Goal: Develop preliminary recommendations for improving juvenile justice reporting requirements for the Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) and Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) programs, to include streamlining and consolidating current requirements without sacrificing meaningful data collection.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
660 Bercut Drive • Sacramento, CA 95811


  1. Opening remarks: Chairs David Steinhart and Jill Silva
  2. Review minutes from October JJDWG meeting (Information)
  3. Discuss expectations for what group can accomplish at this meeting (Discussion)
  4. Review performance tasks and timelines to meet April 30, 2015 report to the full Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) (Discussion)
    • Analysis of reporting requirements and options for consolidation and streamlining
    • Develop recommendations and set for full Data Working Group review/approval
    • Report format, drafting assignment and timing to meet April 30, 2015 deadline
  5. Compare/contrast current YOBG/JJCPA reporting requirements (Discussion)
    • Examine similarities and differences between the grant programs and the reporting requirements
    • Identify problems with current requirements and report scheme including data capacity, measures utilized, areas of duplication, workload and timing of reports
    • Consider elimination or changes in currently required outcome measures that could improve overall value and utility of the data reported
    • Discuss the importance of tracking youth wellness measures (education, employment, placement) in addition to the core YOBG measure of recidivism
    • Consider how the Juvenile Court and Probation Statistical System, the Juvenile Detention Survey and other existing data systems might be better utilized to support county and statewide grant reporting
    • Consider criticisms of YOBG program reports in State Audit Report and need to respond
    • Consider how to align different reporting requirements—including possible single annual county report for both programs
    • Consider how BSCC annual reports could or should be reconfigured in a manner consistent with changes recommended in county reporting requirements
    • Consider what supported revisions can be done internally at BSCC without legislative revision
  6. Adopt workplan and timetable for future meetings and final work products (Discussion)

    There will be a public comment period at the end of each agenda item..

    Please contact Juanita Flores at 916.324.2626 or for additional information about this notice, to submit written material regarding an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. This agenda and additional information about the Board of State and Community Corrections may be found on our website at or by calling the BSCC at 916.445.5073.