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File #: 21-0839    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/10/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Probation Officer recommending the Board receive an update relative to the implementation of Senate Bill 823 - Juvenile Justice Realignment: Office of Youth and Community Restoration. FUNDING: Department of Juvenile Justice Realignment Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - DJJ REALIGNMENT PRESO.pdf, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 5-18-2021 BOS 5-18-2021, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 5-17-21
Related files: 21-1028
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Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Probation Officer recommending the Board receive an update relative to the implementation of Senate Bill 823 - Juvenile Justice Realignment: Office of Youth and Community Restoration.

FUNDING: Department of Juvenile Justice Realignment Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On September 30, 2020, the Governor signed Senate Bill 823 which directs the closure of the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation effective July 1, 2023 and the closure of intake for new cases as of July 1, 2021. As a result, this legislation shifts the responsibility of detention, programming and treatment to county governments and providing annual funding to fulfill this new responsibility. The intent of this legislation is to create an opportunity for county probation departments to create a local response for youth who would otherwise be ordered by the Court to DJJ, including those requiring secure rehabilitation programming that meets the specific and individualized needs of youth.

To operationalize the delivery of secure track services the Governor has recently signed SB 92, Juvenile Justice. SB 92 provides structure to courts and counties as to the manner in which secure track services may be offered. In spite of these legislative advances there continues to be uncertainty regarding funding for programming and services, as well as program implementation. In addition, there is insufficient time to implement a full scope of services to replace those being lost with the closure of DJJ.

Relative to funding, what is known is that each County is currently eligible for at least two, and possibly three, funding streams with which to provide services locally. The first is a direct allocation of formula-based realignment funding. For El Dorado County the first year (FY 21-22) allocation is $250,000, which represents the base minimum. In year two, the amount grows ...

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