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CA Forward Forum Discusses Split Sentencing in California

Despite their given benefits, what could explain California's disparity in split sentencing and how can counties work to increase their use?

A call for shared sacrifice on juvenile corrections budget
The Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Public Safety are being pressured to reconsider the Governor's revised cost-saving proposal for the state's youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (commonly referred to as DJJ). Law enforcement agencies are demanding that the Legislature reduce or eliminate the new $24,000 per ward fee structure, which was proposed by the Governor's office in the May revised budget.  This amount greatly contributes to the $24.8 million in…
The winnowing of California's Judiciary
California is home to the largest court system in the county.  On any given day these courts oversee proceedings that range from very high profile criminal prosecutions to the most mundane of civil litigation.  In short, California's judiciary provides a safeguard for the equitable exercise of political, economic, and civil activity across the state.  Yet these same courts are under significant fiscal pressure as a result of ongoing state budget deficits.  In the midst of California Governor…

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