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