Criminal Justice Publications

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Youth Reinvestment, Second Chance Act, and Trauma Recovery Center Grant Programs

July 1, 2019 - Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color

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The California State Bar: Considerations for a Fee Increase

June 26, 2019 - This report presents our assessment of the State Bar as required by Business and Professions Code Section 6145. Specifically, our analysis focuses on evaluating the portion of the annual licensing fee charged to attorneys that is deposited into the State Bar’s General Fund and the State Bar’s request for a fee increase in 2020.

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Item 5225-001-0001, Item 5225-002-0001, and Item 5225-008-0001 Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Items 8120-002-0001 and 8120-102-0001 Increased Peace Officer Training Funding

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Various Items—Senate “Access to Justice” Package

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Various Items—Senate “Prison to Community Pipeline” Package

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Item 5227-108-0001 California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (CalVIP)

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Items 0820-001-0460 and 0820-101-0001 Firearms Enforcement Activities

June 4, 2019 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Governor’s May Revision: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) Proposal

May 12, 2019 - Governor’s May Revision: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) Proposal

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Improving California’s Prison Inmate Classification System

May 2, 2019 - In this report, we provide background information on CDCR’s inmate classification system, assess the current system, and recommend steps to improve it.

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The 2019-20 Budget: Reorganization of the Division of Juvenile Justice

April 10, 2019 - This report provides an overview of California’s juvenile justice system including DJJ and highlights several key questions raised by the Governor’s proposal for the Legislature to consider as the administration provides more detailed information on the proposal in the coming months.

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Overview of Gambling in California

February 26, 2019 - Presented to: Senate Governmental Organization Committee

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The 2019-20 Budget: Analysis of Governor's Criminal Justice Proposals

February 19, 2019 - In this report, we assess many of the Governor’s budget proposals in the judicial and criminal justice area and recommend various changes. We provide a complete listing of our recommendations at the end of the report.

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Overview of State Criminal Fines and Fees and Probation Fees

February 5, 2019 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Public Safety

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The 2019-20 Budget: Overview of the Governor's Budget

January 14, 2019 - This report presents our office’s initial assessment of the Governor’s Budget. The budget’s position continues to be positive. With $20.6 billion in discretionary resources available, the Governor’s budget proposal reflects a budget situation that is even better than the one our office estimated in the November Fiscal Outlook. The Governor’s Budget allocates nearly half of these discretionary resources to repaying state liabilities. Then, the Governor allocates $5.1 billion to one-time programmatic spending, $3 billion to reserves, and $2.7 billion to ongoing spending. Although the Governor’s allocation to discretionary reserves represents a smaller share of resources than recent budgets, the Governor’s decision to use a significant share of resources to pay down state debts is prudent. The Governor’s ongoing spending proposal is roughly in line with our November estimate of the ongoing capacity of the budget under an economic growth scenario. This was just one scenario, however. Recent financial market volatility indicates revenues could be somewhat lower than either we or the administration estimated.

Criminal Justice Staff

Anita Lee
(916) 319-8321
Courts, Department of Justice, Gambling
 
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
State Prisons, County Jails, Sentencing
 
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