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April 22, 2016

Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Executive Steering Committee Meeting

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is holding their next Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Executive Steering Committee (ESC) Meeting on Thursday, April 28th. The meeting will be held at 9:30 am in the BSCC’s office located at 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Room 101. Topics of the meeting include: ESC rater training overview and a review of the core pillars in the Final Report of The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Please see the agenda for more details.

The California Legislature established the Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grant program which is intended to fund collaborative law enforcement-community approaches that aim to improve, strengthen, establish or reestablish positive meaningful relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

2016 Spring Semi-Annual Trial Court Revenue Distribution Training Sessions

The Judicial Council and State Controller’s Office have partnered to provide semi-annual training sessions on trial court revenue distribution. The sessions are being offered May 19 in San Diego and June 1 & 2 in Sacramento from 9:30 am-3:00 pm. These in-person trainings are free and open to all interested individuals.

The training will focus on the resources available for determining revenue distributions, recent statutory changes affecting distributions, distribution audit issues, frequently asked questions, a question and answer period with a panel of experts, and examples of distribution calculations and worksheets. This ongoing training was established by the Judicial Council’s Court-Ordered Debt Task Force in 2013 for court, county, city, and parking entities that perform revenue collection and distribution activities.

Online registration is required. Capacity is limited and it is recommended to register early. For registration information and additional details please contact: RevenueDistribution@jud.ca.gov.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Three-Judge Court April Update

With the final benchmark behind CDCR, the three judge panel continues with CDCR’s April 15thThree-Judge Panel Status Report with Exhibits. The State submits the status and benchmark report on the current in-state and out-of-state adult prison populations and the measures being taken to reduce the prison population in response to the court’s February 10, 2014 order. Monthly status reports are expected to continue unless otherwise noted. CDCR met its final population target of 137.5% by February 28, 2016 and the current population capacity is 134.4%.

To access previous Three-Judge Court updates online, please click here.

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