|Budget Issue:||Juvenile justice realignment|
|Program:||Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Approve the Governor's proposal to complete the realignment of juvenile justice to counties, as well as adopt additional changes designed to achieve a smooth transition and better fiscal and programmatic outcomes.|
Given its potential benefits, we recommend that the Legislature adopt the Governor's proposal to complete the realignment of juvenile justice to the counties. However, we further recommend the Legislature take certain measures to address several concerns in order to ensure a smooth transition that prioritizes rehabilitation and public safety and maximizes state savings.
LAO Recommendations to Ensure Successful and Efficient Juvenile Realignment
Please see our report, The 2012-13 Budget: Completing Juvenile Justice Realignment, for more information.