California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 915


Introduced by Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

February 22, 2013


An act to add Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 1990) to Division 2.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to youthful offenders.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 915, as introduced, Jones-Sawyer. Juvenile Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2013.

Existing law establishes the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund to be used to enhance the capacity of county probation, mental health, drug and alcohol, and other departments to provide appropriate rehabilitative and supervision services to specified youthful offenders.

This bill, the Juvenile Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2013, would permit each county to establish in each county treasury a Youthful Offender Block Grant Part B account. The bill would require the Department of Finance, in consultation with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Board of State and Community Corrections, and the Chief Probation Officers of California, to calculate the cost to the state of housing and supervising juvenile offenders who have committed certain specified offenses for the fiscal year 2013-13 and every year thereafter and, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to allocate 75% the savings realized for the purposes specified in this bill. The bill would require, in any fiscal year for which a county receives money pursuant to these provisions, the funds to be made available to the local Community Corrections Partnership of that county to be utilized to improve local probation supervision practices and capacities serving juvenile offenders and for the implementation or enhancement of recognized best practices for serving high-need youth offenders. The bill would require that 40% of the funds be allocated proportionally and directly to those counties with net decreases in new admissions of juvenile offenders to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice, 40% to be available to fund a block grant program, as specified, and 20% to be available to fund technical assistance for counties in the ongoing implementation of model practices for serving certain specified juvenile offenders.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 1990) is
2added to Division 2.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

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4Chapter  1.7. Juvenile Community Corrections
5Performance Incentives
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1990.  

This act shall be known and may be cited as the Juvenile
8Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2013.

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1991.  

(a) No later than July 1, 2014, the Department of
10Finance, in consultation with the Department of Corrections and
11Rehabilitation, the Board of State and Community Corrections,
12and the Chief Probation Officers of California, shall calculate the
13cost to the state of housing and supervising juvenile offenders who
14have committed an offense described in subdivision (b) of Section
15707 who were in the custody of, or subject to supervision by, the
16Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile
17Justice for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

18(b) No later than July 1, 2014, and every July 1 thereafter, the
19Department of Finance, in consultation with the Department of
20Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Board of State and Community
21Corrections, and the Chief Probation Officers of California, shall
22calculate the cost to the state of housing and supervising juvenile
23offenders who have committed an offense described in subdivision
24(b) of Section 707 who were in the custody of, or subject to
25supervision by, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,
P3    1Division of Juvenile Justice in the immediately preceding fiscal
2year.

3(c) Beginning July 1, 2014, and no later than July 1 of each year
4thereafter, the Department of Finance shall calculate the savings
5to the state, if savings are realized, by subtracting the amount
6calculated annually pursuant to subdivision (b) from the amount
7calculated pursuant to subdivision (a). Of this amount, 75 percent
8shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be set aside and
9allocated as specified in Section 1993.

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1992.  

(a) Each county is hereby authorized to establish in each
11county treasury a Youthful Offender Block Grant Part B account,
12to receive all amounts allocated to that county pursuant to Section
131993.

14(b) In any fiscal year for which a county receives money to be
15expended for the implementation of this chapter, the moneys,
16including any interest, shall be made available to the local
17Community Corrections Partnership of that county for the purposes
18specified in Section 1994.

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1993.  

The amounts calculated pursuant to subdivision (c) shall
20be allocated as follows:

21(a) Forty percent shall be allocated proportionally and directly
22to those counties with net decreases in new admissions of juvenile
23offenders to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,
24Division of Juvenile Justice over the fiscal year 2012-13 baseline
25new commitments.

26(b) Forty percent shall be available to fund a block grant
27program whereby each county may apply for funds in order to
28increase capacity for serving the county’s population of juvenile
29offenders who committed an offense described in subdivision (b)
30of Section 707. The funding made available pursuant to this
31subdivision shall be allocated on the basis of a competitive grant
32that is open to all counties and is not limited to counties showing
33decreases in new admissions to the Department of Corrections and
34Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice.

35(c) Twenty percent shall be available to fund technical assistance
36for counties in the ongoing implementation of model practices for
37serving juvenile offenders who committed an offense described
38in subdivision (b) of Section 707, or for those counties developing
39programs to serve a combination of juvenile offenders who
40committed an offense described in subdivision (b) of Section 707
P4    1and other juvenile offenders. A portion of these funds may be used
2to fund staff positions within the Board of State and Community
3Corrections.

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1994.  

Money allocated to each county Youthful Offender Block
5Grant Part B account shall be utilized to improve local probation
6supervision practices and capacities serving juvenile offenders
7committed for offenses specified in subdivision (b) of Section 707
8and for the implementation or enhancement of recognized best
9practices for serving high-need youth offenders. Best practices
10shall be identified and defined by the Board of State and
11Community Corrections, and shall include core values with proven
12results, including, but not limited to, strengths-based,
13individualized, family-centered, culturally competent services,
14positive youth development frameworks, and trauma-informed
15care.



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