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Latest News
BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Grant Process

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 8, 2018) – 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.

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BSCC Approves JAG Grant Process

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 8, 2018) – 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.

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Chief Andrew Mills Joins BSCC Board

 

Chief Andrew Mills

 

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

Chief Mills, with 35 years of law enforcement experience, has also served as Chief of Police in Eureka. He began his California law enforcement career with the San Diego Police Department. Mills was appointed to the Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

To read Chief Mills’ bio please click hereopens PDF file .

BSCC Approves New Prop 47 Processes

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 6, 2018) – 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.

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BSCC Announces New Board Member

 

retired judge Gordon S. Baranco

 

SACRAMENTO (July 23, 2018) – The Judicial Council of California has named retired judge Gordon S. Baranco as its member on the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Judge Baranco, a graduate of the UC Davis King Hall Law School, will serve a three-year term.

He served as Deputy District Attorney in the office of the San Francisco District Attorney; Managing Attorney for San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation; and Assistant to the City Attorney in Oakland. He was the Founding Judge of the Alameda County Homeless and Caring Court and the Founding Judge of the Alameda County Parolee Reentry Court. The list of accolades awarded to him for both his legal work and his work in the Oakland community is long.

To read Judge Baranco’s entire bio please click hereopens PDF file .

BSCC Awards Anti-Violence Funds, Announces Two New Grants

SACRAMENTO (July 12, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded $9 million in violence-fighting grants and launched the process to distribute another $87 million in grants designed for youth diversion and adult reentry.

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Governor Appoints 2 New BSCC Members; Re-Ups Perez

SACRAMENTO (June 28, 2018) – William Gore, 70, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Gore has been sheriff of San Diego County since 2009, where he was undersheriff from 2005 to 2009 and assistant sheriff from 2004 to 2005. He was chief of investigations at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office from 2003 to 2004 and served in several positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1970 to 2003, including assistant director, unit chief, special agent in charge and special agent. Gore served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1970. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Gore is a Republican.

Leticia Perez, 41, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections where she has served since 2015. Perez has been a member of the Kern County Board of Supervisors since 2013. She was a consultant for economic development and the state permitting process in the Office of California State Senator Michael Rubio from 2011 to 2012, served as an attorney at the Kern County Public Defender’s Office from 2008 to 2011 and was a community banker for Wells Fargo Bank from 2001 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Perez is a Democrat.

Mark Varela, 52, of Camarillo, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Varela has been director and chief probation officer at the Ventura County Probation Agency since 2010, where he has served in several positions since 1988, including chief deputy probation officer, division manager, supervising probation officer, senior probation officer and deputy probation officer. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Varela is a Democrat.

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BSCC Awards Grants for Parenting, Substance-Use Treatment

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved funding for two grants: one to help system-involved young people enrich their parenting skills, and the other to help inmates overcome substance abuse and related problems.

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BSCC Approves State Plan to Prevent Delinquency

ONTARIO (April 19, 2018) – The plan that will be the blueprint for Title II federal grants designed to keep young people from becoming involved in the criminal justice system was approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

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BSCC Awards $9.2m in Anti-Violence Grants

ONTARIO (April 19, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved 20 grant awards worth $9.2 million to help reduce violence in communities across California.

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Archives

BSCC Seeks ESC Members for Two Grants

July 15, 2021
SACRAMENTO (July 15, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is recruiting a diverse group of volunteers to serve on committees that will help develop criteria for two grants, and then rate the proposals that are submitted for funding. The Board voted unanimously today to act on the grants in a special meeting Read More »

Public Comment Period Opens to Determine Costs and Fees Charged by Counties to Juvenile Detainees and Families

July 12, 2021
Public Comment Period Opens to Determine Costs and Fees Charged by Counties to Juvenile Detainees and Families Virtual Stakeholder Input Session set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Sacramento (July 12, 2021) – The BSCC is requesting broad input from stakeholders and interested parties about costs and fees currently imposed on youth and their Read More »

BSCC Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan Development

June 15, 2021
SACRAMENTO (June 15, 2021) -- As the BSCC continues its strategic planning process, the agency invites public participation in the next step: deciding the objectives needed to meet each draft goal that the Board tentatively approved on June 10. The BSCC also is taking input on the wording of the goal statements. A Zoom listening Read More »

BSCC Awards Millions in Grants

June 10, 2021
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved $17.5 million in grant funding to 37 community-based organizations that provide reentry services to people newly released from state prison. The Adult Reentry Grant Program was established in the Budget Act of 2018 and charged the BSCC with administering competitive grants Read More »

Grant Available to Help Young Parents

June 10, 2021
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2021) - The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of a Request for Proposals for its Proud Parenting Grant Program. Eligible applicants are California county probation departments, California county offices of education, non-governmental organizations in California, and federally recognized tribes in California. Successful applicants will receive up to $100,000 Read More »

BSCC Releases RFA for Youth Facility Upgrades; Awards Grants

April 8, 2021
SACRAMENTO (April 8, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today released the Request for Applications for $9.6 million in one-time infrastructure grants to help counties prepare for housing young people who after July 1 will no longer be transferred to the Division of Juvenile Justice. In September, the Governor signed Senate Bill Read More »

BSCC Seeks SB 823 Input – Draft RFA Outline Available

March 17, 2021
SACRAMENTO (March 17, 2021) – The BSCC is seeking input on the development of a Request for Application for the Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program portion of Senate Bill 823. A virtual input session will be held on Monday, March 22, from 4-6 p.m. Stakeholder Meeting and Draft RFA Outline.opens PDF file

BSCC Launches Strategic Planning Comment Process

March 8, 2021
SACRAMENTO (March 8, 2021) – The BSCC has begun the process of updating the Strategic Plan that will guide its work for the next five years. As part of that process, the agency is inviting the public to comment on the first step: identifying overarching goals. The public input will be considered by the Board at an upcoming strategy workshop. The deadline to submit comments is March 19, 2021. To read the current Strategic Plan and participate in a survey, please visit  the BSCC 2022-2026 Strategic Plan page.

Public Comment Period Opens for the Senate Bill 823, Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program: PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 22, 2021

February 19, 2021
  Comment period extended to March 22, 2021 Virtual Stakeholder Meeting – March 22, 2021, 4 to 6 PM and Draft RFA Outline   SACRAMENTO (Feb.19,2021) - The BSCC is requesting broad input from all stakeholders and interested parties about the needs and priorities that should be addressed by the $9.6 million in one-time funds Read More »

BSCC Advances Youth Realignment Grant; Extends Coronavirus Grant Deadline

February 11, 2021
SACRAMENTO (Feb.11,2021) - The Board of State and Community Corrections gave approval today for development of a Request for Applications for $9.6 million in Regional Youth Programs Facilities Grant funding to help counties plan for the realignment of youth in state custody to county care. The Board also extended until March 12 the deadline for Read More »

BSCC Surveys Counties on Division of Juvenile Justice Realignment Needs

December 18, 2020
SACRAMENTO – To help inform the priorities for allocating the Regional Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program, the BSCC is surveying counties to determine statewide infrastructure and programming needs. Senate Bill 823 (Chapter 337, Statutes of 2020) began the closure of the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice, realigning those functions to county governments. The legislation Read More »

BSCC Announces New Grant Opportunities

November 19, 2020
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 19, 2020) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved millions of dollars in grant programs, including ones for indigent defense, reentry, health and safety issues associated with commercial cannabis, and federal coronavirus relief funds. The Board approved the release of Request for Proposals for the Adult Reentry Grant, the Prop Read More »

BSCC Juvenile Committee Seeks Input on Future Strategies

November 4, 2020
SACRAMENTO (November 4, 2020) - To best serve the emerging needs of California’s at-risk young people, the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has scheduled a listening session at 6 p.m. November 12 to get input that will guide future federal grant spending. The SACJJDP is preparing to develop its three-year state Read More »

Help the BSCC Determine Spending Priorities for Federal Grant Program

October 21, 2020
SACRAMENTO (Oct. 20, 2020) -- The BSCC is conducting a strategic plan to determine new priorities for a federal grant that can fund a variety of justice system programs. This strategic planning effort will allow the Board to update the priorities for funding based on input about current needs in California.  The BSCC is asking Read More »

Notice of 30-Day Comment Period Adult Reentry Grant

September 24, 2020
Notice of 30-Day Comment Period Adult Reentry Grant   The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) proposes minor and technical amendments to the Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) Request for Proposals (RFP) for the next round of grant funding. Written public comment on proposed RFP changes may be submitted to the ARG inbox at  ARGWarmHandoff@bscc.ca.gov from September Read More »

BSCC Seeks Members for RSAT ESC

September 10, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections is seeking people with experience in issues surrounding substance-use disorder to help set requirements for a federal grant that will fund treatment programs in local jails.

BSCC Awards Grants from Cannabis Tax

September 10, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded to 10 local governments nearly $10 million in grants funded by taxes on marijuana sales for the mitigation of impacts cannabis use and production create.

BSCC Awards $37m in Anti-Violence Grants

September 10, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded 18 cities and 14 community-based organizations roughly $37 million in funding to combat violence in their areas.

BSCC Expedites Release of New Housing Assistance Grant Funds

August 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – To expedite grants for connecting people newly released from state prison to housing rental services the Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded $17.5 million to eight organizations next on a list established for a previous round of rental funding.

BSCC Bans Training of Carotid Hold

August 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Training on the use of the carotid hold by local corrections officers will no longer be certified by the state after a unanimous vote today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

BSCC Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

July 31, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A data dashboard with information about COVID-19 cases among detainees and staff at county adult jails and juvenile detention facilities has been posted today on the Board of State and Community Corrections website.

BSCC Approves COVID Funds to Help House up to 8,000 Leaving CDCR

July 16, 2020
SACRAMENTO – To help expedite the emergency housing needs of up to 8,000 people being released from state prisons the Board of State and Community Corrections today allocated $15 million of its $58.5 million in federal emergency COVID-19 funds to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Launch of Data Collection for BSCC COVID-19 Dashboard

July 15, 2020
Date: July 15, 2020
TO: Sheriffs and Chief Probation Officers
FROM: Linda Penner, BSCC Chair
SUBJECT: LAUNCH OF DATA COLLECTION FOR BSCC COVID-19 DASHBOARD

I am writing today to inform you of a new effort to provide publicly accessible information about COVID-19 cases inside of California’s county detention facilities, both adult and juvenile. The BSCC will create a COVID-19 dashboard that will launch July 31, 2020, and we are asking for your assistance in two ways:

BSCC Sets Emergency Meeting for July 16

July 14, 2020
SACRAMENTO (July 14, 2020) – The Board of State and Community Corrections will convene an emergency meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday July 16 to consider the immediate allocation of federal funding to provide housing for up to 8,000 people being released from state prisons due to COVID-19.

BSCC Seeks Input on Federal COVID Funding

June 11, 2020
The Board of State and Community Corrections sought and was awarded $58.5 million in federal funds to help ease the financial impacts of COVID-19 emergency spending on the criminal justice system. The BSCC now seeks public input on how to most effectively disperse the funds.

IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF STC CERTIFICATION OF CAROTID CONTROL HOLD TRAINING

June 10, 2020
In alignment with the Governor’s directive to remove the carotid control hold from all state training programs and materials, the BSCC’s Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Program will immediately suspend all existing courses that include carotid control hold training either as a stand-alone topic or embedded within a larger defensive tactics course.  Effective immediately, no training on carotid control hold shall be delivered under a BSCC certification. This includes courses delivered in core training and as annual training. At the July 2020 BSCC meeting, the Board will review a recommendation on conforming changes to STC manuals as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact STC Deputy Director, Evonne Garner at Evonne.garner@bscc.ca.gov.

Linda Penner
Chair
Board of State and Community Corrections

Survey Shows Changes at Juvenile Halls, Ranches

April 28, 2020
A survey of California juvenile halls and ranches shows fewer bookings, more diversion, and medical testing for those who must be housed and are showing symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness, according to a voluntary survey conducted by the BSCC.

Services Available for People Newly Released from Prison

April 24, 2020
As the State of California continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, the Board of State and Community Corrections has coordinated with 69 grantees that are implementing reentry services under the Adult Re-Entry Grant (ARG) Program to outline services available to people newly release from state prisons. 

Supplemental JPS and JDPS Data Now Available

April 20, 2020
The Supplemental Jail and Juvenile Detention Profile Surveys are now available. The BSCC recently began collecting data from county Sheriffs and Probation Chiefs on ADP, bookings, and releases related to COVID-19.

BSCC Requests Supplemental JDPS, JPS Reporting

April 8, 2020
This memorandum is to advise you of temporary, additional data the BSCC will be requesting from all county detention facilities (both adult and juvenile) about local detention populations and weekly changes during the COVID-19 emergency.

COVID-19 Additional Guidance to Adult Facilities

April 3, 2020
This memorandum is to encourage local sheriffs, police chiefs with Type I facilities, and all adult facility managers to collaborate with local public health officials and contracted healthcare providers to update healthcare policies and procedures specifically to address COVID-19.

COVID-19, ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE TO JUVENILE FACILITIES

March 30, 2020
This memorandum is to encourage local Probation Chiefs and juvenile facility managers to collaborate with local public health officials and contracted healthcare providers to update healthcare policies and procedures specifically to address COVID-19. It also provides information about the process the BSCC will use in reviewing subsequent requests to continue the emergency suspension of regulations.

COVID-19 and BSCC Juvenile Visitation Guidance

March 18, 2020
Yesterday, the Board of State and Community Corrections provided guidance on issues related to BSCC programs and COVID-19.

COVID-19 and BSCC Reporting Requirements

March 18, 2020
On March 6, 2020, the Board of State and Community Corrections sent a memo to the field providing a reminder regarding the process to suspend Title 15 standards for adult and juvenile facilities.

BSCC Cancels Listening Session on Inspections, Regulations

March 13, 2020
The BSCC has cancelled the March 18 San Diego listening session on proposed jail inspection procedures and the biennial update of the adult regulations governing jail operations.

COVID-19 Jail Notification Procedures Outlined

March 6, 2020
As the State of California continues to respond to the emergence of COVID-19, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is prepared to assist counties in the event local detention facilities are impacted.

Hearings Set on Jail Inspections, Regulation Revisions

February 28, 2020
The San Diego listening session has been cancelled. Please submit written comments to regulations@bscc.ca.gov
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set the dates for three statewide listening sessions so that members of the public can give comments on separate but related topics: the agency’s efforts to improve jail inspections and the biennial update of the adult regulations governing jail operations.

BSCC Approves Enhanced Jail Inspection Process

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – In a major step toward ensuring swifter action when local jails fail to meet minimum standards, members of the Board of State and Community Corrections today unanimously approved a plan to put in place a more focused process that will speed up remediation plans for increased accountability and transparency when deficiencies in local detention facilities are identified.

BSCC Releases RFP for Prop 64 Grant

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Grants funded from tax revenue from the sale of legal cannabis in California will be available for the first time from the Board of State and Community Corrections through a grant application process launching February 14

CalVIP RFP Set For Release

February 13, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A Requests for Proposals for a grant designed to stem violence in vulnerable communities will be available tomorrow after the Board of State and Community Corrections today unanimously approved its requirements. Read more...

Governor Appoints Cumpian to Board

February 13, 2020
Norma Cumpian, 50, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Cumpian has served as the manager for women and non-binary services at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition since 2016.

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.

BSCC Awards Anti-Violence Funds, Announces Two New Grants

July 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO (July 12, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded $9 million in violence-fighting grants and launched the process to distribute another $87 million in grants designed for youth diversion and adult reentry. The 2018 Budget Act made $37.3 million available for grants to divert young people from the justice system Read More »

Governor Appoints 2 New BSCC Members; Re-Ups Perez

June 28, 2018
William Gore, 70, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Gore has been sheriff of San Diego County since 2009, where he was undersheriff from 2005 to 2009 and assistant sheriff from 2004 to 2005. He was chief of investigations at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office Read More »

Notice of Modifications to Proposed Regulations and Addition of Document to the Rulemaking File – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

June 22, 2018
NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND ADDITION OF DOCUMENT TO THE RULEMAKING FILE OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 4 A Notice of Proposed Action outlining proposed changes to Title 15, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter Read More »

BSCC Awards Grants for Parenting, Substance-Use Treatment

June 7, 2018
SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved funding for two grants: one to help system-involved young people enrich their parenting skills, and the other to help inmates overcome substance abuse and related problems. The Proud Parenting and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment programs are two of the agency’s smallest Read More »

BSCC Approves State Plan to Prevent Delinquency

April 19, 2018
BSCC Approves State Plan to Prevent Delinquency ONTARIO (April 19, 2018) – The plan that will be the blueprint for Title II federal grants designed to keep young people from becoming involved in the criminal justice system was approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The two main priorities for spending outlined Read More »

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities Updated 4/16/2018

April 6, 2018
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR JUVENILE FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 5 Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 210 and 885, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described Read More »

BSCC Releases 2 RFPs: Proud Parenting and RSAT

February 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – (Feb. 8, 2018) The Board of State and Community Corrections approved the release of two Requests for Proposals today: one to help guide young parents; the other to help people in jail fight drug addiction. The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program uses $942,139 in federal funds to help local corrections authorities deliver substance-use Read More »

BSCC Approves Overhaul of Regulations Governing Juveniles in Custody

February 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – (Feb. 8, 2018) – Young people in county detention facilities will receive enhanced protections covering issues as varied as use of force and the right to wear their own undergarments based on recommendations approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections today. The BSCC approved the biennial update of the regulations guiding Read More »

$9.2m Grant Available For Reducing Violence

November 9, 2017
$9.2m Grant Available For Reducing Violence SACRAMENTO (Nov. 9, 2017) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of a solicitation for a new grant aimed at reducing violent crime in California. The California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant replaces the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant and expands the grant’s Read More »

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

November 3, 2017
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 4 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 Read More »

NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS

September 29, 2017
NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 4 Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code Section 11346.8(c), and Section 44 of Title I, of the California Code of Regulations, the Board of State and Community Read More »

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

September 1, 2017
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of State and Community Corrections, pursuant to the authority vested in it by section 87306 of the Government Code, proposes amendment to its conflict of interest code.  A comment period Read More »

Governor Reappoints 3 BSCC Members

July 19, 2017
Gov Reappoints 3 BSCC Members Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed three members of the Board of State and Community Corrections to new three-year terms. They are: Francine Tournour, director of the City of Sacramento Office of Public Safety Accountability. Michael Ertola, chief probation officer of Nevada County. Dean Growden, sheriff of Lassen County. For more Read More »

Notification of Proposed Emergency Readopt Action

June 14, 2017
NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED EMERGENCY READOPT ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGARDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 PUBLIC NOTICE: JUNE 14, 2017 Notice is hereby given that the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) proposes to Read More »

Board Awards $103m in Prop 47 Funds to Innovative Rehabilitative Programs

June 8, 2017
SACRAMENTO (June 8, 2017) – Grant awards from a voter initiative that reduces from felonies to misdemeanors certain low-level crimes and directs state savings to rehabilitative programs received approval today from the Board of State and Community Corrections. Approximately $103 million in estimated state savings resulting from the enactment of Proposition 47 will go to Read More »

9 Counties to Receive $270m for Jail Construction, Improvements

June 8, 2017
SACRAMENTO (June 8, 2017) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved conditional awards totaling $270 million to nine counties to finance improvements to local jail facilities. The state lease-revenue bond financing, established in the Governor’s 2016-17 budget and Senate Bill 844, was earmarked for the 20 counties that have not yet received Read More »

Need a Treatment Bed? In Fresno County There’s an App for That

May 10, 2017
FRESNO – An innovative judge and a Central California technology incubator have moved probation and drug court supervision into the era of instant information access. In Fresno County a newly developed computer dashboard matches drug offenders with real-time available and suitable treatment options, all with the click of a mouse. No more shuffling paper or Read More »

Notice of Proposed Action – Amendment and Adoption of Regulations of the Board of State and Community Corrections

April 21, 2017
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGARDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 Pursuant to the authority granted by Government Code Sections 15820.925, 15820.935 and 15820.945, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby Read More »

Board Approves Diversion Grant to Help Repeat Offenders

April 20, 2017
Board Approves Diversion Grant to Help Repeat Offenders Instead of going to jail some drug abusers and other low-level offenders will be connected to help under grants awarded today by the Board of State and Community Corrections. The San Francisco Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors submitted successful applications for the Read More »

**Updated May 25, 2017** Notice of Proposed Action – Title 24 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

April 7, 2017
**Updated May 25, 2017** NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO BUILDING STANDARDS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGARDING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24, PART 1 AND 2 Notice is hereby given that the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) on behalf of Read More »

New and Updated Datasets Now Available

March 16, 2017
The Board of State and Community Corrections has posted to its website data to help the public and policymakers understand local and statewide conditions that impact the justice system. The 2017 update is now available. The Budget Act of 2014 required to the Board of State and Community Corrections to establish a set of commonly Read More »

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities *Updated 4/14/2017*

March 10, 2017
Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities *Updated 4/14/2017* NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT, ADOPTION AND REPEAL OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 4 Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code Read More »

BSCC Proposes Rule Change On Visitation

February 16, 2017
SAN DIEGO (February 16, 2017) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved  revisions to state regulations governing visiting in jails that, going forward, would require access to in-person visitation, except for facilities that are in design, construction or already are offering video-only approaches. In October 2016, the Governor vetoed a bill that Read More »

NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED EMERGENCY REGULATORY ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

December 15, 2016
NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED EMERGENCY REGULATORY ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGARDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 PUBLIC NOTICE: DECEMBER 15, 2016  Notice is hereby given that the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) proposes to Read More »

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking recommendations for revision to the Juvenile Titles 15 and 24

December 14, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE: DECEMBER 14, 2016 The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking recommendations for revision to the Juvenile Titles 15 and 24, California Code of Regulations, Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities. To make a recommendation please click the Survey Monkey link listed below. This survey will close on January 20, 2017. Details Read More »

Prop 47 Request for Proposals OKed for Release

November 17, 2016
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today took a major step toward the dissemination of Proposition 47 savings by approving its Request for Proposals. The Board initially will disperse $103 million over 38 months for rehabilitative programs that offer mental health services, substance-use disorder treatment and diversion opportunities, along Read More »

Board Releases RFP for jail Improvement Projects

November 17, 2016
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of local adult criminal justice facilities. The $250 million in state lease-revenue bond financing, made available through Senate Bill 844, is earmarked for the 20 counties that have not yet Read More »

Funding Requirements for Diversion Program Approved

November 16, 2016
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 17, 2016) – A pilot project in which law enforcement officers can divert people involved in low-level drug crimes and prostitution to treatment and counseling rather than booking them into jail moved forward today with approval of the blueprint for funding equirements. The Board of State and Community Corrections approved release of the Read More »

BSCC Launches Grant Prep, Jail Construction Efforts

September 22, 2016
The Board of State and Community Corrections today moved forward two statewide grant programs designed to steer offenders away from the criminal justice system. The Board also approved establishment of an Executive Steering Committee for a new round of local jail improvement funding that will make medical and mental health beds a priority. Senate Bill Read More »

Public Hearing – Title 15 Regulations on Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

August 17, 2016
On July 29, 2016 a Notice of Proposed Action for the amendment, adoption, and repeal of Title 15 Regulations (Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities) was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register and on the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) website. The BSCC will host three Public Hearings to provide all interested Read More »

Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

July 29, 2016
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT, ADOPTION AND REPEAL OF REGULATIONSOF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 4 Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code 6030, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory Read More »

BSCC Seeks ESC for Innovative Diversion Program

June 11, 2016
SACRAMENTO (July 11, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is looking for members to serve on an Executive Steering Committee that will determine funding for a new grant program that would provide intensive treatment and support services to certain low-level offenders as an alternative to incarceration. Successful programs in other states have Read More »

Board Awards Grants to Strengthen Law Enforcement-Community Relations

June 10, 2016
SACRAMENTO (June 9, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded nearly $6 million in grants intended to strengthen relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. The 10 grants will go to departments as large as the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and as small as the rural Salinas Valley Read More »

Prop 47 ESC Will Meet June 23-24

May 18, 2016
Prop 47 ESC Will Meet June 23-24; Regional Public Input Meeting Also Set SACRAMENTO (May 11, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections will hold the first meetings of its Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee on June 23 and 24. The meetings will coincide with a June 23 regional meeting that will allow Read More »

BSCC Awards Grants That Will Pay For Successes

April 14, 2016
SACRAMENTO (April 14, 2016) – The Board of State and Community awarded three grants totaling $4.75 million for a pilot project that pays service providers when they successfully achieve recidivism-reduction goals. The Pay for Success projects are made possible by Assembly Bill 1837 (Atkins, Chapter 802, Stats. 2014). The program, which also is known as Read More »

BOARD NAMES PROP 47 ESC

February 14, 2016
SACRAMENTO (April 14, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections named 18 people to serve on the executive steering committee that will guide the process for awarding the majority of the state’s Proposition 47 savings. The voter-approved initiative reduced penalties for some low-level crimes and directed that 65 percent of the savings from Read More »

Grants Available to Strengthen Police-Community Relationships

February 4, 2016
SANTA ROSA (Feb. 4, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is soliciting proposals for a $6 million grant designed to help law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve improve relationships. The Board voted today to release a Request for Proposals describing the grant requirements that local law enforcement agencies, in partnership Read More »

BSCC Sets 4 More Hearings on Prop 47

December 24, 2015
SACRAMENTO (Dec. 21, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set four more public meetings on the implementation of Proposition 47. The meetings in late January are part of a statewide tour that began in October to explain the agency’s duties and to gather public input on funding priorities for anticipated state Read More »

Two Members to Lead BSCC’s Prop 47 Planning

November 12, 2015
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections appointed two of its members to lead the agency’s efforts in developing program criteria for the grants that will be awarded under Proposition 47. Scott Budnick is founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, which provides support and advocacy for previously incarcerated men and women; Read More »

15 Counties to Receive $500m for Jail Construction, Improvements

November 12, 2015
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved conditional awards totaling $500 million to 15 counties seeking to improve and replace the state’s aging local jails. The lease-revenue bond financing program was established in the Governor’s 2014-15 budget and Senate Bill 863, the Adult Local Criminal Justice Facility Financing Read More »

Inside/Out Students Study Together at Imperial Jail

November 10, 2015
Inside/Out Students Study Together at Imperial Jail   When he dropped out of high school, Pedro thought academics weren’t for him. But in the Imperial County Jail his mind was freed. Because Pedro had been successful in his rehabilitative programming, counselors offered the young father a chance to enroll in a course offered by Imperial Read More »

AB 1056 Expands Areas of Prop 47 Funding

October 6, 2015
With the signing of AB 1056, the Board of State and Community Corrections now has an expanded framework for its work in implementing grants funded through state savings realized under Proposition 47. On October 2, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation that adds additional administrative duties for the BSCC and makes priorities for the Read More »

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION – AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF TITLE 15 REGULATIONS

September 25, 2015
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGARDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 Pursuant to the authority granted by Government Code 15820.925 and 15820.935 the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice Read More »

BSCC Sets First Regional Meeting on Prop 47

September 21, 2015
SACRAMENTO (Sept. 21, 2015) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections has scheduled its first of seven regional meetings on the implementation of Proposition 47, part of a statewide tour to explain the agency’s duties and gather public input on potential funding priorities. The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. on October 28, 2015 Read More »

BSCC Awards $3m to Juvenile Justice Programs

September 17, 2015
POMONA (Sept. 17, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has awarded $3 million in federal grant funds designed to support delinquency prevention and intervention services and reduce racial and ethnic disparity in the juvenile justice system. The competitive awards from the federal Title II Formula Grant Program will go to 13 agencies Read More »

Pay For Success Program Launches

September 17, 2015
POMONA (Sept. 17, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is seeking applications for an innovative $5 million grant that rewards private investment when recidivism-reduction programs achieve target outcomes. The so-called Pay for Success projects are made possible by Assembly Bill 1837, which provided that funding would be made available to three pilot Read More »

BSCC Grant Will Strengthen Law Enforcement-Community Relationships

September 17, 2015
POMONA (Sept. 17, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is moving forward on a new grant designed to help strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Board voted to approve establishment of an Executive Steering Committee that will develop requirements for the $6 million in funding that will Read More »

Wild Horse Redemption in Sacramento County

September 2, 2015
Harley Elyko Works A Gentled Mustang In The Round Pen   At a rustic ranch in rural Sacramento County patient wranglers learn to coax the wildness out of mustangs, while hoping the animals will one day flourish outside of the corrals that have held them since capture. These men persuading skittish horses to trust and Read More »

BSCC Board Gets Two New Members

August 27, 2015
The Office of Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointment of two new members to the 13-member Board of State and Community Corrections David Bejarano Leticia Perez David Bejarano, 58, of Bonita, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections. Bejarano has been chief of police at the Chula Vista Police Read More »

In LA, New Section 8 Rules Mean Some Felons Can Go Home

July 27, 2015
Damae Miller looks forward to the time her mother, Wanda, can live with her in Section 8 housing. Damae Miller’s mother went to prison when the young woman was just 15. Now 25, she is looking forward to helping her mother transition to freedom after a decade in the Central California Women’s Facility at Chowchilla. Read More »

Magi Work named Deputy Director of CFC Division

July 9, 2015
Magi Work, a former field representative with 14 years of experience at the Board of State and Community Corrections, has been promoted to Deputy Director of the County Facilities Construction division. Ms. Work will supervise a staff that works with local governments to design and build juvenile detention and adult criminal justice facilities throughout California. Read More »

County Realignment Progress Report Released

July 7, 2015
County Realignment Progress Report Released The Board of State and Community Corrections has released its third annual report on the efforts of counties to implement Public Safety Realignment. The report, available here, summarizes the efforts of county Community Corrections Partnerships to implement plans to rehabilitate and monitor local offender populations. Each Community Corrections Partnership has Read More »

SIB Press Release 7.7.15

July 7, 2015
Registration Opens for Social Innovation Bond Workshops SACRAMENTO – Registration has begun for three statewide workshops the Board of State and Community Corrections will hold to provide information about a new “pay for success” grant that leverages private investment in recidivism reduction programs. The Social Innovation Bond workshops will be held July 21 in Sacramento, Read More »

BSCC Awards 16 Counties Grants to Help Mentally Ill Offenders

June 10, 2015
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today awarded $17.1 million in grants to help 16 counties develop strategies to reduce recidivism among mentally ill juvenile and adult offenders. The competitive grants were authorized when the 2014-15 State Budget Act appropriated the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant funds to Read More »

BSCC Solicits Proposals for New Round of Jail Improvement Funding

June 10, 2015
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved release of a $500 million Request for Proposals designed to improve local jail facilities. The lease-revenue bonds were authorized last year in Senate Bill 863, the Adult Local Criminal Justice Facility Financing legislation. This funding is to help counties upgrade housing Read More »

Save the Date: Social Innovation Bond Workshops Set

June 8, 2015
SACRAMENTO – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set dates for three statewide workshops designed to provide information about a new “pay for success” grant that leverages private investment in recidivism reduction programs. The Social Innovation Financing Program requires investors, local government agencies and service providers to agree on outcome goals for specific Read More »

NOTICE OF PROPOSED EMERGENCY ACTION – AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF TITLE 15 REGULATIONS

June 3, 2015
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 PUBLIC NOTICE: June 3, 2015 Government Code section 11346.1(a)(2) requires that, at least five working days prior to submission of the proposed emergency Read More »

NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND ADDITION OF DOCUMENT TO THE RULEMAKING FILE

May 21, 2015
BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS LOCAL YOUTHFUL OFFENDER REHABILITATIVE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 7 MAY 21, 2015 Notice of the proposed amendments to Local Youthful Offender Rehabilitative Facility Construction Financing Program regulations, Title 15, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 7 of the California Read More »

A Statement From the BSCC on the May 2015 PPIC Realignment Report

May 19, 2015
Linda Penner, chair of the Board of State and Community Corrections, said that “readers of the PPIC report should be careful about placing undue weight on the high rate of auto thefts and its possible connection to decreases in incarceration. No policy implications may be drawn from this claim in the absence of more detailed Read More »

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION – AMENDMENT, ADOPTION, AND REPEAL OF TITLE 15 REGULATIONS

April 23, 2015
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6 PUBLIC NOTICE: APRIL 23, 2015 (updated MAY 6, 2015) Government Code section 11346.1(a)(2) requires that, at least five working days prior to submission Read More »

State Auditor praises BSCC work on Realignment

April 21, 2015
The California State Auditor says that the Board of State and Community Corrections’ work on Realignment means the public safety overhaul no longer is a “high-risk issue.” In the report released April 21, 2015, the state auditor said that the BSCC has made “significant efforts to gather information on realignment programs and practices that counties Read More »

Board Approves Awards for Juvenile Facility Improvements

April 9, 2015
SACRAMENTO (April 9, 2015) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections voted today to award nearly $80 million to eight California counties seeking to improve housing and create program space for youthful offenders. The conditional awards for lease-revenue bond financing were made under the Senate Bill 81 Round Two Local Youthful Offender Rehabilitative Facility Read More »

BSCC to Lead Statewide Meetings on Prop 47 Implementation

April 9, 2015
SACRAMENTO (April 9, 2015) -- To help fulfill its voter-mandated responsibilities under Prop 47, officials from the Board of State and Community Corrections will hold a series of public meetings across California, beginning late this year. The Board is initiating the outreach in response to widespread interest in how expected state savings might be reinvested Read More »

Erasing The Past, One Tattoo At A Time

February 25, 2015
After just one laser session from Chris Bendinelli of inkoff.me the gang tattoo on Juan Nila’s throat is visibly lighter. STOCKTON -- Juan Nila has made a lot of decisions he regrets, but at least one can be erased: the prominent Aztec tattoo across the front of his neck that signaled his membership in a Read More »

BSCC awards $9.2 Million in Anti-Gang Grants

February 18, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13, 2014 – The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded $9.2 million in grants to 19 cities that demonstrated sound community partnerships to combat gang issues. Since 2007 funding for CalGRIP has come from the State Budget Act, which appropriates $9.2 million annually from the State Restitution Fund. The City of Los Read More »

Grants Available to Help Mentally Ill Offenders

February 12, 2015
VENTURA (Feb. 12, 2015) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals for the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant program. The 2014-15 State Budget Act appropriates $18 million to support strategies to reduce recidivism in the state’s mentally ill offender population. Half of the funding Read More »

BSCC Approves Federal JAG Awards

February 12, 2015
VENTURA (Feb. 12, 2015) -- The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved the awarding of $16.6 million in federal grant funds for a range of public safety projects over the next year, including those designed to reduce school violence, reduce gang involvement, provide detention alternatives to low-risk juveniles and increase graduation rates. The Read More »

Some Babies Come With Instructions

February 6, 2015
First-time parents Rebecca and Sergio live with their toddler daughter, Iliana, in a tiny apartment in the shadow of an Oakland freeway. Early in the pregnancy they sought help to become better parents than their own had been for them. Since before Iliana even was born a nurse from the Alameda County Health Care Services Read More »

Dogs, Humans Strive For Second Chance

December 22, 2014
Shannon Plummer is a 53-year-old heroin addict serving time at the James A. Musick Jail in Orange County for felony drug possession. Frosty is her year-old roommate, a lanky white Labradoodle mix whose time was up at the county animal shelter. “I like to say we saved each other,” said Plummer, her blue eyes sparkling Read More »

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TITLE 15, MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR TRAINING OF LOCAL CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION OFFICERS, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, BY THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

December 19, 2014
TITLE 15. BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code Section 6035 and 6036 , proposes to amend Title 15, California Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 1 Subchapter 1, concerning Standards and Training of Local Corrections and Probation Officers after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding these Read More »

BSCC awards $9.2 Million in Anti-Gang Grants

November 13, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13, 2014 – The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded $9.2 million in grants to 19 cities that demonstrated sound community partnerships to combat gang issues. Since 2007 funding for CalGRIP has come from the State Budget Act, which appropriates $9.2 million annually from the State Restitution Fund. The City of Los Read More »

BSCC Approves Recidivism Definition

November 13, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13, 2014 – The Board of State and Community Corrections has made final its definition of "recidivism," a first step toward promoting consistency statewide in local data collection. The approval comes after 11 months of work by a committee of public safety officials and subject-matter experts to craft the definition mandated by AB Read More »

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION – AMENDMENT, ADOPTION, AND REPEAL OF TITLE 15 REGULATIONS

October 31, 2014
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION ADOPTION, AMENDMENT, AND REPEAL OF REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS LOCAL YOUTHFUL OFFENDER REHABILITATIVE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 7 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the authority granted by Welfare and Institutions Code 1975, the Board of State Read More »

BSCC’s Mimi Silbert in CA Hall of Fame

October 2, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- BSCC Board Member Mimi Silbert was inducted Oct. 1, 2014 into the California Hall of Fame. The Delancey Street Foundation president and co-founder was joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joan Didion, Francis Ford Coppola, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, Jimmy Iovine, Fred Ross, Charlotta Bass and Stephen Schneider. The Hall of Fame is a part Read More »

Board Acts to Fund Several Local Public Safety Issues

September 11, 2014
POMONA, Sept. 11, 2014 -- The Board of State and Community Corrections approved several measures today designed to help communities fund efforts to combat organized gang crime and other new public safety priority areas under the Byrne JAG grant, to help mentally ill offenders receive appropriate treatment, and to ease the need for improved jail Read More »

No Surge in Early Releases

September 5, 2014
A recent story in the Los Angeles Times reported that early releases from jail since Realignment grew considerably in late 2013. Unfortunately, the data used from our website to make that assessment included an error that skewed the tally by 3,891 people. Therefore the article’s statement that early releases of offenders “surged to over 17,400” Read More »

Can Horses Help Offenders Process Destructive Emotions? Success In Siskiyou County Is Riding On It.

September 2, 2014
James Lineberger talks to visitors at the Siskiyou County Day Reporting Center about what he has learned from equine therapy. YREKA – James Lineberger drank too much for too long trying to quell his lifelong feelings of deep anxiety, and eventually landed in jail for domestic violence. Then into his life at the Siskiyou County Read More »

15-DAY NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLEMENT TO THE INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS AND DOCUMENTS RELIED UPON

August 22, 2014
TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6, CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS TITLE 15. BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Pursuant to the authority granted by Government Code 15820.925, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is providing 15-day notice to make available the Supplement Read More »

BSCC Response to the Aug. 2014 PPIC Report on Local Realignment Policies and Recidivism

August 20, 2014
This report appears to be carefully prepared and represents an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of criminal justice policy as much for the questions it raises as for the findings it offers. This preliminary review of the earliest months appears to show a relationship between spending on reentry services and a positive impact on Read More »

15-DAY NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS

August 18, 2014
TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 6, CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAMS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS TITLE 15. BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Pursuant to the authority granted by Government Code 15820.925, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is providing 15-day notice of changes made to proposed Read More »

Military Vets Find Support in Jail

August 8, 2014
  VISTA – In a calm and orderly pod of San Diego County’s Vista Detention Facility the quiet that is a rarity in county jails is interrupted by an occasional “Ooh-rah,” the solidarity cry of the U.S. Marine Corps. The 32 men incarcerated here, from all branches of service, are part of an experiment in Read More »

Notice of Proposed Emergency Action Amendment and Adoption of Regulations of the Board of State and Community Corrections

July 28, 2014
REGARDING THE 2007 LOCAL YOUTHFUL OFFENDER REHABILITATIVE FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 7 PUBLIC NOTICE: July 28, 2014 Government Code section 11346.1(a)(2) requires that, at least five working days prior to submission of the proposed emergency action to the Office of Administrative Law, the adopting Read More »

State Grants Available to Fight Gangs

July 25, 2014
7-25-2014 The Board of State and Community Corrections has released the Request for Funding Proposal for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program. The $9.2 million annual grant program is designed to reduce gang and youth violence. Applications must be made by cities, which administer the grants, with funding Read More »

San Diego County Agencies Collaborate on Realignment Goals

July 15, 2014
In San Diego County an ambitious collaboration to help Realigned offenders escape from cycles of crime is underway between public safety officials, the courts, probation, the District Attorney, Public Defender and community-based organizations. Agencies that historically have served cross purposes have teamed up in a search for the right mix of programming and punishment that Read More »

CalGRIP Grant Requirements Set

July 10, 2014
SAN DIEGO -- The Board of State and Community Corrections has approved the application process for community gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program. On July 10, 2014 the Board approved the Request for Funding Proposal for the $9.2 million annual grant program designed to reduce gang and youth violence. Read More »

County Realignment Progress Report Released

July 8, 2014
This week the Board of State and Community Corrections has released its second annual report on the efforts of counties to implement Public Safety Realignment. The report, available here, summarizes the efforts of county Community Corrections Partnerships to implement plans deemed best suited to rehabilitate and monitor local offender populations. The passage of Assembly Bill Read More »

Public Hearings Set on ‘Recidivism’ Definition

June 27, 2014
SACRAMENTO – A Board of State and Community Corrections committee made up of public safety officials and subject matter experts has released a draft of its definition of “recidivism,” a key term that will be useful in measuring progress on Realignment goals. The proposed definition is as follows: “Recidivism is defined as a conviction of Read More »

OC Rescue Mission Promotes Faith-Based Recovery

June 16, 2014
“I was a heroin addict. I got involved in gangs. With the grace of God all that has changed. It’s just me and my family now.” Albert Mulligan’s addictions had fueled a decades-long existence through Orange County jails and state prison when he reached his bottom – overdosed on heroin and clinging to life on Read More »

Sacramento County’s Adult Day Reporting Center Offers Hope for Change

June 9, 2014
“Before now, I didn’t think that I’d amount to nothing or do anything. But as you can see…” Bailey Nelson said as he waved his graduation certificate above his head. Robert grew to adulthood lacking the mental acumen to see how a sketchy situation might deteriorate into something he would regret being a part. “Now Read More »

In Fresno, Inmates Learn to Handle Life’s Challenges

June 9, 2014
On the fifth floor of the Fresno County Jail 32 men have put aside their gang affiliations and racial and social prejudices for the chance to turn their lives around. These are AB 109 inmates whose risk score was medium to high for recidivism – mostly substance abusers with addictions that propelled their revolving door Read More »

Standing Committee on Gang Issues Meeting

May 23, 2014
To be held at: BSCC, 660 Bercut Drive, Sacramento, CA 95811 Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the Standing Committee on Gang Issues is to support the BSCC in addressing its legislative mandates by providing thoughful recommendations on various gang-related policy issues facing the Board. This meeting will also develop recommendations for administering the Read More »

Senate Committee Confirms Howard Appointment

May 22, 2014
Kathleen “Katie” Howard stands with members of her family and work colleagues after the Senate Rules committee voted to confirm her as executive director of the BSCC on May 21, 2014 SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee voted 4-0 to confirm Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Kathleen Howard as Executive Director of the Board of Read More »

TITLE 15: NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND ADDITION OF DOCUMENT TO THE RULEMAKING FILE

May 21, 2014
BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS LOCAL YOUTHFUL OFFENDER REHABILITATIVE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION FINANCING PROGRAM CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 15, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER 7 MAY 21, 2015 Notice of the proposed amendments to Local Youthful Offender Rehabilitative Facility Construction Financing Program regulations, Title 15, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 7 of the California Read More »

Assembly Bill 1050 Executive Steering Committee Meeting

May 21, 2014
To be held at: BSCC Conference Room, 660 Beruct Drive, Sacramento, CA 95811 Purpose of the Meeting: The Assembly Bill (AB) 1050 Executive Steering Committee is convening to define key terms as approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) and pursuant to AB 1050. AGENDA - PDF Additional Information or Questions? For Read More »

Notice of Proposed Amendment to Title 15 Minimum Standards of Training in Local Corrections

May 14, 2014
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TITLE 15, MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR STANDARDS AND TRAINING OF LOCAL CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION OFFICERS CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, BY THE BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS TITLE 15, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 1 SUBCHAPTER 1 TITLE 15. BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Pursuant to pursuant to Read More »

Senate Rules Committee Confirms Penner as Chair

May 14, 2014
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee has confirmed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Linda Penner as Chair of the Board of State and Community Corrections. The decision May 14 makes Penner the first appointed fulltime chair of the Board. As Chair, Penner is Gov. Brown’s liaison to the counties on issues related to Realignment and Read More »

Senate Bill 81 Round 2

May 7, 2014
To be held at: 660 Bercut Drive, Sacramento, California 95811 And at the following telephonic locations: Montgomery Ross Fisher Building USC School of Social Work Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411 669 w. 34th Street room # 345 Silberman School of Social Work 2180 Third Avenue New York, New York 10035 AGENDA - PDF A. Welcome and Read More »

Data and Research Standing Committee

May 7, 2014
To be held at: California State Association of Counties, First Floor, Peterson Conference Room, 1100 K Street, Sacramento, CA AGENDA - PDF Meeting Called to Order: Roll Call A. Welcome, Announcements and Goals for today’s meeting – Ms. Susan Mauriello, BSCC Board Member B: Data and Research Standing Committee March 25, 2014 Meeting Minutes – Read More »

Board Chair Penner receives Improving Lives award

May 5, 2014
BSCC Board Chair Linda Penner, center, is seen here with Kathryn Wage and Kim Bond of the nonprofit agency Mental Health Systems after receiving the group’s Improving Lives award. Linda was honored at the agency’s annual Be the Hope luncheon recently in Fresno. The nonprofit serves individuals and families impacted by mental illness and substance Read More »

New Juvenile Title 15 Regulations in Effect

April 25, 2014
On April 1, 2014 the new Title 15 minimum standards for local juvenile detention facilities became effective after approval by the California Office of Administrative Law. The new regulations, available here, make important changes to the regulations governing young people in local juvenile detention facilities. Changes include expanded suicide prevention program requirements, improved practices for Read More »

BSCC Board Upholds Appeals Panel Decision on Jail Funding

March 13, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections on Thursday upheld an appeals panel’s decision that changed the allocation of jail construction funding under SB 1022. The Board agreed that Stanislaus County should have received credit in its application for having a site that was ready under the California Environmental Quality Act. The 9-3 decision to Read More »

Appeals Panel Recommends Jail Funding Change

March 11, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- A panel of BSCC board members is recommending that the full Board adopt the panel’s decision to award Stanislaus County $40 million in jail construction funding. The Board of State and Community Corrections voted in January to approve the Executive Steering Committee’s recommendations to allocate $500 million in lease revenue bond funding to Read More »

BSCC Response to Shackling Policy Report

February 18, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections is very interested in the findings in the Legal Services for Prisoners with Children report “No More Shackles” released today. We, too, are concerned with helping counties comply with the state statute on the shackling of pregnant women (Penal Code 3407). It’s important to note that the report cites no evidence that Read More »

LA County Jail Education Programs Transform Lives

February 3, 2014
“It’s so remarkable to see human intelligence triumph over bad behavior,” Sheriff Leroy Baca of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jan. 16, 2014. “We’re confined, but our minds are always free to learn,” inmate Solomon Brown, 30. “If you occupy their minds you don’t have violence issues. It was a culture change for us, Read More »

New Strategy for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Allocations

January 1, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections in January approved a new strategy for awarding federal justice department grants to focus on education, gangs and crime prevention. Communities applying for the approximately $20 million in grant funding now also must form committees of stakeholders, including community members, law enforcement and representatives of nonprofit organizations, to Read More »

BSCC Awards Cities Funding To Fight Gangs

December 18, 2013
Twenty California cities will receive $9.2 million to fund an array of anti-gang programs proven effective in local communities, the Board of State and Community Corrections announced today. The successful cities must match the state allocation, which means a total of $18.4 million will be pumped into programs aimed at curbing gang crime and gang Read More »