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Potential Impacts of Recent State Asset Forfeiture Changes

January 6, 2020 - Chapter 831 of 2016 (SB 443, Mitchell) made various changes to the state’s asset forfeiture processes related to drugs. These changes generally make it more challenging for state and local law enforcement agencies to pursue certain asset forfeiture cases. Senate Bill 443 also requires our office to provide a report that contains data about the economic impact of these changes on state and local law enforcement budgets. This report responds to that requirement.

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The 2019-20 Budget: California Spending Plan—Judiciary and Criminal Justice

October 17, 2019 - This post describes the major features of the 2019-20 budget related to judicial and criminal justice programs. The 2019-20 budget provides $15.4 billion from the General Fund for judicial and criminal justice programs, an increase of $514 million, or 3.5 percent, above the revised 2018-19 level.

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Improving In-Prison Rehabilitation Programs

October 16, 2019 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

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Planning for a Declining Inmate Population

October 16, 2019 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

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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.

Criminal Justice Staff

Anita Lee
(916) 319-8321
Courts, Department of Justice, Gambling
 
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
State Prisons, County Jails, Sentencing
 
Jared Sippel
(916) 319-8335
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