BILL NUMBER: AB 787 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Hill FEBRUARY 26, 2009 An act to amend Section 1960.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 787, as introduced, Hill. State Commission on Juvenile Justice: report. Existing law requires the State Commission on Juvenile Justice to develop a Juvenile Justice Operational Master Plan. The commission was required, on or before May 1, 2008, to provide an interim report to the Legislature, including the status of the work of the commission and the strategies it has identified to date. This bill would specify additional information to be included in the report of the commission relating to the number of youth transferred to each county, each county's recidivism rate, nonresidential dispositions, supervision programs, reentry and aftercare programs, county costs for caring for the transferred population, and specified pilot projects. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 1960.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read: 1960.5. (a) The State Commission on Juvenile Justice, pursuant to Section 1798.5, shall develop a Juvenile Justice Operational Master Plan. On or before January 1, 2009, the commission shall develop and make available for implementation by the counties the following strategies: (1) Risk and needs assessment tools to evaluate the programming and security needs of all youthful offenders and at-risk youth. (2) Juvenile justice universal data collection elements, which shall be common to all counties. (3) Criteria and strategies to promote a continuum of evidence-based responses to youthful offenders. (b) In drafting the Juvenile Justice Operational Master Plan, the commission shall take into consideration both of the following: (1) Evidence-based programs and risk and needs assessment tools currently in use by the counties. (2) The costs of implementing these strategies. (c) On or before May 1, 2008, the commission shall provide an interim report to the Legislature, which shall include
theall of the following: (1) The status of the work of the commission and the strategies it has identified to date. (2) The number of youth transferred to each county. (3) The recidivism rate for each county for the transferred population. (4) The number of nonresidential dispositions, such as day treatment, community service, restitution, and mental health, drug and alcohol, and other counseling programs by county. (5) The number and type of supervision programs, including house arrest, electronic monitoring, and intensive probation supervision. (6) The reentry and aftercare programs prepared and observed for each offender. (7) The total amount of county costs for caring for the transferred population. (8) The costs and outcomes resulting from the two specialized population pilot projects.