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Request for Proposal for Domestic Violence Response Team Program

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Domestic Violence Response Team (VA) Program. The purpose of the VA Program is to support agencies to build protocols and practices for a collaborative community-coordinated response to incidents of domestic violence. The VA Program is intended to build the capacity of communities with a demonstrated need for greater collaboration and coordination.

There is approximately $470,000 in Services Training Officers Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program funds available for the VA Program. The VA Program will have a 12-month grant cycle. The first performance period will begin January 1, 2018 and end December 31, 2018. A non-competitive application for continuation of funding must be submitted for the second and third year of funding. Proposals are due Friday, December 1, 2017.

The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website.

Judicial Council and State Controller’s Office Offer Revenue Distribution Training

The Judicial Council and the State Controller’s Office are pleased to announce two statewide training opportunities in early December 2017 to address changes in newly enacted legislation that impact trial court revenue distributions and their guidelines. The WebEx training sessions that will be offered for court, county, city, and parking entity staff that perform revenue collection and distribution, provide additional information related to revenue distribution and other topics on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017— 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017— 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The training sessions will be conducted by staff from the Judicial Council, the State Controller’s Office, and other participants, and is open to anyone interested in attending. The curriculum for each training session may include:

  • Legislative changes (Judicial Council)
  • Review of the 2018 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule
  • Collections update
  • Franchise Tax Board’s collections programs
  • Trial Court Revenue Distribution Guidelines updates and urgency legislation (State Controller’s Office)
  • Audit and distribution issues (State Controller’s Office)
  • Spring 2018 Training

Prior to the trainings you will receive a confirmation email with conference line information, a link to the WebEx, and details on how to participate in the training. In addition, if you have any topics or specific questions you would like covered during the training, please submit your questions and/or suggestions to revenuedistribution@jud.ca.gov by November 28. Registration is required to attend the training no later than November 28 through this link. 

BSCC Notice of Proposed Action – Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities

Pursuant to the authority granted by Penal Code 6030, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hereby gives notice of the proposed regulatory action(s) described in this public notice. It is the intent of the BSCC to amend regulations contained in Title 15, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, California Code of Regulations (known as the Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities), after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding these regulations.

PUBLIC HEARING: The BSCC has not yet scheduled a public hearing on this proposed action. However, the BSCC will hold a hearing if it receives a written request for a public hearing from any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, no later than 15-days before the close of the written comment period.

WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD: Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to the BSCC. The written comment period closes at 5:00 pm on December 18, 2017. The BSCC will consider only comments received at BSCC offices by that time. For additional information, please visit: http://bscc.ca.gov/news.php?id=132.

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