LA Juvenile Halls Found Suitable; New Issues Arise and Need Correction

November 18, 2021
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 18, 2021) – After providing several weeks of technical assistance, the Board of State and Community Corrections determined today that the issues at Los Angeles County juvenile halls that had made the facilities noncompliant with the Board’s regulations and therefore made the facilities unsuitable for the confinement of youth have been remedied. This Read More »

Revised Facility Regulations Move Toward Best Practices

November 18, 2021
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 18, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved changes to the regulations governing the operations of local detention facilities – including a prohibition on carotid holds, updated terminology on gender identity and improvement of suicide prevention requirements. The changes follow the Governor’s directive to align regulations with national best Read More »

BSCC Seeks Members for Two Executive Steering Committees

November 18, 2021
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 18, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is looking for a diverse cross section of Californians to serve on committees that will establish criteria for two public safety grants. The federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program provide a Read More »

CalVIP RFP To Be Released Nov. 19

November 18, 2021
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 18, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections voted unanimously today to solicit applications for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program. The Request for Proposals approved by the Board will be available on the BSCC website beginning Nov. 19, 2021. The grant makes available $209 million in competitive grant Read More »

BSCC Sends Notice of Unsuitability to LA County

October 4, 2021
On October 1, 2021, following the action taken by the Board at its September 16, 2021, the BSCC formally notified the County of Los Angeles that its juvenile halls are unsuitable for the confinement of minors.  This notification triggers a 60-day period in which the county must bring its facilities into compliance with the BSCC’s Read More »