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Reforming California's Juvenile Justice System

February 1, 1997 - Reforming California's Juvenile Justice System

Report

California's Jails and Juvenile Detention Facilities

February 1, 1997 - Changes in California's population, increasing numbers of persons arrested for crimes, and changes in law have had significant impacts on local correctional facilities for adult and juvenile offenders. While the number of jail beds in California has more than doubled since 1980, many of those arrested for crimes are never booked into jail and thousands of offenders are released after serving only a fraction of their jail sentence because of a lack of space. The state's juvenile detention facilities have remained virtually unchanged over the past 30 years, even though the types of juvenile offenders have become more violent and the number of offenders has increased. In this report, we summarize the state of California's jails and juvenile facilities.

Report

(1) Funding for Trial Courts in the Current Year In the Current Year, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

November 30, 1996 - (Cal Update)

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Funding for Trial Courts In the Current Year

November 1, 1996 - The 1996-97 Budget Act includes $1.6 billion for support of superior and municipal courts (referred to as the state's "trial courts") in' 1996-97 and assumes enactment of the Governor's proposal to consolidate and restructure the Trial Court Funding Program. The changes necessary to implement the Governor's proposal were included in AB 2553 (Isenberg), which failed passage in the Legislature. As a result of the failure of AB 2553, the Legislature will be under pressure-especially from trial courts and counties-to enact legislation early in the new legislative session to make technical adjustments to the budget act appropriation for the Trial Court Funding program. We discuss the current situation in this issue of California Update.

Report

Reforming the Prison Industry Authority

April 30, 1996 - Reforming the Prison Industry Authority

Report

Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 21, 1996 - Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

Report

The “Graying” of the CDC

February 21, 1996 - The “Graying” of the CDC

Report

Federal Crime Bill Funding for California

February 21, 1996 - Federal Crime Bill Funding for California

Hearing Handout

The Impact of the "Three Strikes and You're Out Law" on California's Justice System

February 20, 1996 - What Do We Know About "Three Strikes" After Two Years?

Report

Accommodating the State's Inmate Population Growth

December 28, 1995 - Based on available information, the state's five-year capital outlay needs total in the tens of billions of dollars. It is essential that the state develop a comprehensive plan to address these statewide needs in a timely and cost effective manner. A critical element of the state's capital needs is the state's prison system. This policy brief addresses issues concerning the development of facilities for the prison system.

Report

Accommodating the State’s Inmate Population Growth

December 28, 1995 - Accommodating the State’s Inmate Population Growth

Hearing Handout

California's Correctional Situation

December 4, 1995 - Presented To Conference Committee on SB 760 (Lockyer) And AB 126 (Rainey) - Senator Bill Lockyer, Chair

Report

(1) California’s 1994 Crime Rate, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

August 28, 1995 - (1) California’s 1994 Crime Rate, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

Report

Update California: California's 1994 Crime Rate

August 1, 1995 - The California Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released the state's 1994 crime statistics, which show that reported crime in California hit a ten-year low in 1994. In this issue of Cal Update, we discuss the 1994 crime rate, the long-term trends in the rate, and changes in crime rates among the state's larger cities and counties.

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Juvenile Crime - Outlook for California

May 1, 1995 - The public's fear of crime, including juvenile crime, is a major concern for policymakers. In California, and throughout the nation, nightly news programs often begin their broadcasts with accounts of violent crime committed by juveniles.

Criminal Justice Staff

Anita Lee
(916) 319-8321
Courts, Department of Justice, Gambling
 
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
State Prisons, County Jails, Sentencing
 
Jessica Peters
(916) 319-8363
Emergency Services and Business Regulation
 
Orlando Sanchez Zavala
(916) 319-8307
Correctional Health Care, Rehabilitation Programs, Juvenile Justice, Community Corrections
 
Drew Soderborg
(916) 319-8346
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Public Safety and Business Regulation