Listening Session on Three-Year State Plan -  November 12, 2020


Title II Formula Grants and the SACJJDP

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 as amended at 42 U.S.C. Sections 5631-5633 (Public Law 93-415) is awarded to California by the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This act was reauthorized in December 2018. OJJDP requires states that receive Title II awards to establish a State Advisory Group to advise on Title II activities. In California, this State Advisory Group is the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP). The SACJJDP is a governor-appointed committee serving as a standing BSCC Executive Steering Committee that works on behalf of the Governor to support policy and programs that improve outcomes for young people in the justice system. States are also required to complete and annually update a Title II State Plan.  For more information on the SACJJDP go to For information on current Title II grant programs go to

Zoom Listening Session – Pubic Comment for Title II Spending Priorities

The SACJJDP is holding a listening session to hear directly from the public, and especially youth, about its current planning work.  The SACJJDP wants your help as it prepares to develop its three-year state plan strategies for delinquency prevention and juvenile justice improvement. This plan is a roadmap for policies that will direct spending under a federal grant program called Title II. To get there we must understand what communities across California believe are the most important and effective interventions to help our at-risk young people succeed.

Please come and share with the Committee. Title II funds can be used for efforts such as:

  • Community youth services such as mentoring, gender specific services, and after school programs for at-risk youth.
  • Reducing racial and ethnic disparities
  • Diversion
  • Employment
  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Reentry Services

More information about the Title II grants can be found here and here OJJDP FY 2020 Title II Program and Budget Areas.


Instructions for Zoom & Teleconference Participation

The BSCC will hold a Zoom teleconference listening session on November 12 (meeting start time will be posted by November 2) to receive public comment (click the link below for meeting details and attendance instruction).  Juvenile Justice stakeholders and the public are encouraged to participate in the listening sessions. Public comment should be related to one or more of the areas listed above and may be provided during the listening session and/or in writing.

Meeting details and instructions on participating here Listening Session – SACJJDP 3-Year State Plan & Juvenile Justice Strategies