BSCC Seeks Input on Federal COVID Funding

June 11, 2020
The Board of State and Community Corrections sought and was awarded $58.5 million in federal funds to help ease the financial impacts of COVID-19 emergency spending on the criminal justice system. The BSCC now seeks public input on how to most effectively disperse the funds.


June 10, 2020
In alignment with the Governor’s directive to remove the carotid control hold from all state training programs and materials, the BSCC’s Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Program will immediately suspend all existing courses that include carotid control hold training either as a stand-alone topic or embedded within a larger defensive tactics course.  Effective immediately, no training on carotid control hold shall be delivered under a BSCC certification. This includes courses delivered in core training and as annual training. At the July 2020 BSCC meeting, the Board will review a recommendation on conforming changes to STC manuals as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact STC Deputy Director, Evonne Garner at

Linda Penner
Board of State and Community Corrections

Survey Shows Changes at Juvenile Halls, Ranches

April 28, 2020
A survey of California juvenile halls and ranches shows fewer bookings, more diversion, and medical testing for those who must be housed and are showing symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness, according to a voluntary survey conducted by the BSCC.

Services Available for People Newly Released from Prison

April 24, 2020
As the State of California continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, the Board of State and Community Corrections has coordinated with 69 grantees that are implementing reentry services under the Adult Re-Entry Grant (ARG) Program to outline services available to people newly release from state prisons.