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Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting January 16, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

California Set to Begin Policymaking in 2014

This month California’s policymakers will return to Sacramento and begin addressing some of the state’s pressing justice issues. The public and stakeholders alike should use these different venues to advocate for a more balanced justice system that focuses on alternatives to incarceration and produce positive safety outcomes.

OP-ED: A New Year and New Opportunity for Policy Reform in California

CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses California's public policy priorities in 2014.

A New Year and New Opportunity for Policy Reform in California

In 2014, community advocates and state policymakers should work together to continue focus on three policy areas and develop solutions that reflect the experiences of California’s most vulnerable populations.

California to Decide on $500 Million Jail Construction

On December 4-5, 2013, representatives from 36 counties came to Sacramento and made their case to receive jail construction funding available through Assembly Bill (AB) 1022With this legislation, California will allocate $500 million in revenue lease bonds for counties to construct adult criminal justice facilities. 

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 15, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Big Government Must Embrace Big Data

California is the tech center of the world, filled with a richness of technical expertise and innovation. The state now needs political leadership to develop policy that leverages these elements to best serve all Californians.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 25, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 12, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting August 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting July 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting May 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Merging BSCC leadership roles limits opportunities for reform

On May 15, 2013, Governor Brown submitted a budget trailer bill that makes concerning changes to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Jan. 2013

Unofficial notes from the Jan. 17, 2013 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

The BSCC: A continued promise of oversight
The tapestry of California's criminal justice system is populated with state agencies, each working to improve corrections and rehabilitation.  While frequently unrecognized by an understandably busy public, these agencies nevertheless serve a necessary function.  One such body is California's Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) , which grew out of the abolished Board of Corrections and subsequent Corrections Standards Authority.  The stated purpose of the board includes: …
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Nov. 2012

Unofficial notes from the Nov. 8, 2012 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Heller de Leon.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting Sept. 2012

Unofficial notes from the Nov. 8, 2012 meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Heller de Leon.

The new BSCC: Real opportunity for reform?
In this era of Realignment, California has an opportunity to redefine the state's role in community corrections by highlighting the need for oversight and accountability.  Last week, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released a list of recommendations from the Executive Steering Committee for the new Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).  The Implementation Recommendations document outlines five goals that the BSCC should prioritize immediate when…

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