BSCC Approves Recidivism Definition

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13, 2014 – The Board of State and Community Corrections has made final its definition of “recidivism,” a first step toward promoting consistency statewide in local data collection. The approval comes after 11 months of work by a committee of public safety officials and subject-matter experts to craft the definition mandated by AB 1050. The statute calls for the definition to be used to help counties evaluate and implement evidence-based practices and programs in local corrections systems. The definition, approved by an 8-2 vote, can be read here.