Report 2019-116 Recommendation Responses
Report 2019-116: Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act: Weak Oversight Has Hindered Its Meaningful Implementation (Release Date: May 2020)
Recommendation for Legislative Action
To enable Community Corrections to provide effective oversight of the required elements of the JJCPA, the Legislature should amend state law to describe a process for restricting the spending of JJCPA funding by counties that do not meet the requirements of the JJCPA. As part of that process, the State should prohibit counties that have not established Coordinating Councils from spending JJCPA funds.
Description of Legislative Action
The Legislature has not taken action to address this specific recommendation. However, AB 1007 would provide that no less than 95 percent of the funds allocated would be distributed through an accessible and transparent solicitation process to community-based organizations and public agencies or departments that are not law enforcement agencies or departments. The bill would further prohibit funds distributed through this process from being used for law enforcement activities or personnel.
- Legislative Action Current As-of: July 2020