AOJ News Briefs
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Announces Two New Program Requests for Proposals
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Bullying & School Violence Advocacy (XB) Program for fiscal year 2016-2017. The XB Program is designed to provide one-time funding for direct services to child/teen victims of bullying and/or school violence. The purpose of the XB Program is to provide funding to governmental, community-based organizations with a funding pass-through sponsoring organization, or educational institutions to provide direct services to child/teen victims of bullying and/or school violence. To receive funding through the XB Program, the application package must be received or postmarked by Thursday, September 29, 2016. All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Dennis Hall, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management/search-for-grants.
In addition, Cal OES released an RFP for the Electronic Suspected Child Abuse Report System (ES) Program for fiscal year 2016-2017. The purpose of the ES Program is to improve the system of information sharing among multidisciplinary agencies and agency response to child abuse and neglect. To receive funding through the ES Program, the application package must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, October 11, 2016. All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Richard Bunch, at email@example.com. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management/search-for-grants.
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Board Meeting – September 22
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is holding its next Board Meeting on Thursday, September 22. The meeting will be held in Sacramento at the Lion’s Gate Hotel and Conference Center at 10:00 am. Agenda topics include: approval of the 2017 BSCC board meeting schedule and various BSCC Executive Steering Committee chair and membership approvals. For additional information please see the attached agenda.
PPIC Hosts California’s Historic Corrections Reforms Event – September 28
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is hosting the California’s Historic Corrections Reform Event on September 28 from 12:00 pm– 1:30 pm at the Capitol Event Center in Sacramento. PPIC will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of state and local experts will discuss the effects of recent reforms on crime, costs, and incarceration. Panel participants include Sheriff Geoff Dean, Ventura County; Scott Kernan, CDCR Secretary and Wendy Still, Chief Probation Officer, Alameda County. For additional information and to register for this event please click here.
NACo Hosts Interactive Discussion on Reforming Criminal Justice Fines and Fees
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting an interactive discussion on Thursday, September 29 to address county official’s role in reforming criminal justice fines and fees. This discussion will take a look at strategies to eliminate or reduce fines and fees and implement new policies and practices aimed at reforming the current system. For additional information and to register for this event please click here.
Californians for Safety and Justice Announces Understanding County Budgeting After Proposition 47 Toolkit
The Californians for Safety and Justice in partnership with the California Budget and Policy Center have developed a new toolkit designed to break down the role of counties in state government, the basics of county budgeting, and how counties might evaluate the impact and potential resources freed up by Proposition 47. California is in the midst of major criminal justice reforms. These reforms open up opportunities for local government officials to invest in prevention, rehabilitation and community health over growing incarceration budgets. For additional information and the toolkit please click here.
The National Stepping Up Initiative Hosts California Summit - January 18-19, 2017
The National Stepping UpInitiative will hold its first California Summit on January 18–19, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. Participants will engage with national experts, peers from across the state, and people living with mental illnesses to advance county plans to improve the way counties respond to people with mental illnesses who come in contact with the criminal justice system. The California Summit will be open to teams from all 58 counties. County teams are encouraged to include at least one appointed, elected, or other high-ranking officials representing the following departments: county supervisors, county administrative/executive officers, law enforcement agencies and behavioral health agencies. Additional information will be forthcoming.