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File #: 20-0504    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/1/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board receive information regarding the upcoming agreement with The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice, to allow services of diagnostic studies, treatment services, and temporary detention for delinquent youth referred in Juvenile Court. FUNDING: General Fund.
Related files: 18-1862, 20-0749
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Probation Department recommending the Board receive information regarding the upcoming agreement with The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice, to allow services of diagnostic studies, treatment services, and temporary detention for delinquent youth referred in Juvenile Court.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Since June of 2006, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (CDCR/DJJ) has provided diagnostic studies, treatment services, and temporary detention for delinquent youth referred in Juvenile Court

A Juvenile Court determines if a delinquent youth is eligible for commitment to the CDCR/DJJ, in any county in which there is a contract in effect, pursuant to Section 1752.1 and Section 1731.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC). The Juvenile Court also determines if a delinquent youth is eligible for commitment by ensuring the youth falls within the provisions of WIC Section 1731.5, and concludes that a proper disposition of the youth’s case requires such observation and diagnosis as can be made by the CDCR/DJJ.

The current agreement between CDCR/DJJ and the Probation Department (Probation) expires on June 30, 2020, and a new agreement will be effective July 1, 2020. Probation has been working with CDCR/DJJ on the new agreement since January 28, 2020. The CDCR/DJJ is the lead agency for the new agreement. Due to the current situation revolving around COVID-19, Probation received communication from CDCR/DJJ on April 7, 2020, acknowledging a delay in the status of the contract, and that it was uncertain how their contracts were going to be moved forward.

Probation is bringing this informational item to the Board to provide an update on the status of the new agreement. Probation will return to the Board as soon as possible for approval of the new agreement. Although every attempt will be made to bring the agreement to the Boa...

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