STATE AGENCY AND OTHER DEPARTMENT UPDATES
April 23, 2024

Post
OFFICE OF YOUTH AND COMMUNITY RESTORATION (OYCR)

JJRBG Open Office Hours FAQs

The Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) has one more open office hour sessions to address questions from counties regarding their 2024 Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant (JJRBG) county plans. This final session will be held on April 25th at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the last office hours session or wanting support in completing your county’s 2024 JJRBG county plan, please reach out to OYCRCounties@chhs.ca.gov. This email is also how you will submit your final plan after it has been approved by a majority of your subcommittee. 

Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)

Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released an opportunity for Proposition 47 Cohort 4 funding. We have approximately $152 million available for projects with a grant period from October 1, 2024, through June 30, 2028. Public agencies located in California are eligible to apply.

All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2024

Proposition 47 was a voter-approved initiative on the November 2014 ballot that reduced from felonies to misdemeanors specified low-level drug and property crimes. Each year, the state savings generated by the implementation of Proposition 47 are deposited into the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. Sixty-five percent of these savings are set aside annually for the BSCC to administer a competitive grant program.

Proposition 47 requires that these funds be awarded to public agencies to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and/or diversion programs for those in the criminal justice system. Additional legislation (AB 1056, Chap. 438, Stats. of 2015) requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and allows funds to be used for housing-related assistance and other community-based supportive services, including job skills training, case management or civil legal services. The BSCC further requires that at least 50 percent of the award made to grantees is passed through to community-based service providers.