Administration of Justice News Briefs
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) June Board Meeting
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Board will meet Thursday, June 7th in Sacramento. Agenda topics include a legislative update, along with approval of SB 1022 Scope Change for Sacramento County, the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program Grant Funding recommendations and Yolo County AB 900 Scope Change. For additional information and a copy of the agenda, please click here.
How Community Supervision Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans Webinar – Featuring San Joaquin County Probation Department
The National Reentry Resource Center is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 13th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, to discuss How Community Supervision Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans. The webinar will focus on a community supervision agency as the lead case planner and feature the reentry program of San Joaquin County Probation Department in Stockton, California. This webinar will provide an overview of the San Joaquin County program and discuss the program’s processes in three key areas: (1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; (2) staff training; and (3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process. For additional information and to register for the webinar, please click here.
New Grant Opportunity from Cal OES
The Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program (VV) is designed to improve the criminal justice system’s response to violent crimes against women through a coordinated multidisciplinary response. This will be achieved through the creation or enhancement of a specialized unit, which focuses on the vertical prosecution of defendants and services for the victims. The specialized unit shall consist of a highly qualified prosecutor and victim advocate. The grant submission deadline is Thursday, June 21st and the award period is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at:
AOJ Legislative Bills of Interest
SB 1303 (Pan): Senate Bill 1303 by Senator Richard Pan mandates that non-charter counties with a population of 500,000 or greater abolish the office of the coroner or the sheriff’s coroner’s office and replace it with the office of the medical examiner—which the county boards of supervisors already have the statutory power to do. This bill would have a significant fiscal impact on at least five counties—including Riverside, Contra Costa, Kern, Stanislaus and Sonoma. On April 24, 2018, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted to create an independent Office of the Medical Examiner. The initial estimated cost to create this new office is an additional $1.3 million in ongoing costs to their current budget. An expenditure of this size could prove to be detrimental to a county’s budget and the county board of supervisors is in the best position to determine if their county has the fiscal ability to absorb such an expense. The Senate passed SB 1303 on May 31 and it now moves to the Assembly for consideration. CSAC and UCC remain opposed to SB 1303.