Administration of Justice

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Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice Policy Committee has responsibility for a broad array of justice-related issues that includes juvenile justice; probation; courts; local law enforcement; adult and juvenile detention; public records, privacy and open meetings; grand juries; and all county functions connected to the civil and criminal justice systems. The committee has primary responsibility for the development of policies relating to the administration and financing of the various county programs under its purview.

Chair: Federal Glover, Contra Costa County
Vice-Chair: John Viegas, Glenn County

CSAC Staff:

Elizabeth Howard Espinosa, Senior Legislative Representative
Vacant, Legislative Analyst
Stanicia Boatner, Senior Legislative Assistant

 

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What is Realignment?

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The 2011 Criminal Justice Realignment became effective on October 1, 2011. AB 109 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2011) and other subsequent legislation provided the framework for the transfer of responsibility and funding for various adult offender populations and vested county Community Corrections Partnerships with the responsibility to advise county boards of supervisors as to how their county should implement realignment and invest resources at the local level. Under realignment counties are now responsible for the following:

Low level offenders. Offenders convicted of non-serious, non-violent and non-sex offenses with some exceptions– who prior to realignment could have been sent to state prison – now serve their time in local jails or under a form of alternative custody overseen by counties.

Post-release community supervision. County probation departments now supervise a specified population of inmates discharging from prison whose commitment offense was non-violent and non-serious.

Parole violators. Parolees – excluding those serving life terms – who violate the terms of their parole serve any detention sanction in the local jail rather than state prison.

It is important to note that effective July 1, 2013 local courts will be responsible for parole revocation hearings for parolees who violate the terms of their parole.

We have gathered for you documentation, both policy and fiscal related, that has been distributed to our membership regarding realignment. Additionally, we have provided links to other helpful websites related to realignment. If you should have any questions on realignment please feel free to contact the CSAC Administration of Justice Policy Staff below

upcoming education
3rd Annual Conference on Realignment
Thursday January 22 – January 23, 2015
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
More details coming soon..
Elizabeth Howard-Espinosa       London Biggs
Senior Legislative Representative       Legislative Analyst
916.327.7500 ext. 537       916.327.7500 ext. 503
 
Jenai Wyatt       Stanicia Boatner
Realignment Training Coordinator       Senior Legislative Assistant
916.327.7500 ext. 529       916.327.7500 ext. 523
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