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Cal Facts 2018

December 6, 2018 - With a state as big, as populous, and as complex as California, quickly summarizing how its economy or state budget works is impossible. Instead, Cal Facts is a visual guide—using a variety of different charts—to the state's economy, revenues, and major program trends.

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Trial Court Construction

May 31, 2018 - To be present to: Budget Conference Committee

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Trial Court Operations

May 31, 2018 - To be present to: Budget Conference Committee

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One-Time Funding for Diversion and Reentry Programs

May 31, 2018 - To be present to: Budget Conference Committee

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Governor’s Trial Court Construction Proposal

April 9, 2018 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

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The 2018-19 Budget: Criminal Justice Proposals

February 27, 2018 - The Governor’s budget proposes a total of $17.2 billion from various fund sources for judicial and criminal justice programs in 2018‑19. This is an increase of $302 million, or 2 percent, above estimated expenditures for the current year. The budget includes General Fund support for judicial and criminal justice programs of $13.9 billion in 2018‑19, which is an increase of $270 million, or 2 percent, over the current‑year level. 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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Recent Report Compares California Inmate Health Care Costs to Rest of Nation

January 18, 2018 - In October 2017, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report comparing how much each state spends on inmate health care, including medical, mental health, and dental care. Data from this report showed that California had the highest per inmate health care costs among the 49 states that reported data. In this post, we present various findings from this report and reasons for California’s relatively high per inmate health care costs.

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Improving In-Prison Rehabilitation Programs

December 6, 2017 - In this report, we (1) provide background information on the state’s in-prison rehabilitation programs (including their intended goals), (2) outline key program principles for maximizing reductions in recidivism, (3) identify key shortcomings in the state’s rehabilitation programs, and (4) make recommendations to improve how the state provides in-prison rehabilitation programs.

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2016 Data on Crime in California

October 17, 2017 - Since 1930, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program has collected data on crimes reported to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Recently, the FBI released data on crime in 2016. These data likely underestimate the total number of crimes that have actually occurred. This is because they do not include unreported crime, and some reported crimes—including all drug crime—are excluded. Despite these limitations, the UCR data provide useful metrics for tracking changes in crime rates over time. In this report, we present crime trends in California and show how California compares to nationwide trends.

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Proposition 57 Regulations

August 22, 2017 - Presented to: Senate Public Safety Committee and Assembly Public Safety Committee

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Public Safety and Labor Agenda, Page 16 Item 4440-011-0001—Metropolitan State Hospital Central Utility Plant

May 31, 2017 - Presented to Budget Conference Committee

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Various Departments: State Penalty Fund Conference Issues Public Safety and Labor Agenda, Issue 30, Page 32

May 31, 2017 - Presented to Budget Conference Committee

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Governor’s 2017-18 May Revision Cannabis-Related Proposals

May 23, 2017 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

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Cannabis Regulation in California

May 23, 2017 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Business and Professions

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Implementation of Proposition 57

April 24, 2017 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

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