Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $4,607,090)
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is California’s State Administering Agency (SAA) for funding awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). 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. BSCC uses the Title II Grant Program funds to support communities in serving at-risk and system-involved youth.
The Title II Grant Program provides alternatives to detention, promotes youth safety and well-being while in custody and identifies and supports successful and emerging reentry models. In-custody programs focus on rehabilitation and building individual strengths instead of punishment for past mistakes and deficits. Funded programs are:
• Promising, data-driven, and innovative
• Include individualized case plans that are family-based
• Culturally responsive
• Locally relevant, and
• Offer measurable outcomes.
Consistent with the 2021-2023 Title II State Plan, the Title II Grant Program funds are used to support the following OJJDP Program Purpose Areas, as defined by OJJDP.
• Alternatives to Detention and Placement
• Community Based Programs
• Job Training
• Mentoring, Counseling, and Training Programs