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The 2022-23 Budget: Governor’s Public Safety Package


The 2023-24 Budget: Increased Federal Authority For State Crisis Intervention Program

February 22, 2023 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s budget proposal to provide increased federal spending authority to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) in order to allow the receipt of federal grant monies that were recently made available to the state. We provide key background on the grant, describe the state’s initial plan to spend the grant funds, assess the plan and the Governor’s proposal, and provide associated recommendations.


[PDF] Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 17, 2000 - Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter


The 2022-23 California Spending Plan: Judiciary and Criminal Justice

September 26, 2022 - The 2022-23 budget provides $18.7 billion from the General Fund for judicial and criminal justice programs, including support for program operations and capital outlay projects. This is an increase of $852 million, or 5 percent, above the revised 2021-22 spending level.


[PDF] The 2023-24 Budget: Department of Justice Budget Proposals

February 23, 2023 - This brief provides our analysis of the Governor’s 2023-24 budget proposals for the Department of Justice related to the Bureau of Forensic Services, firearms workload, and legal workload.


The 2015-16 Budget: Improving State Programs for Crime Victims

March 18, 2015 - As part of the Governor’s budget for 2015-16, the administration proposes to reorganize the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB). In this report, we (1) review existing victim programs, (2) identify challenges regarding the current structure and delivery of these programs, and (3) recommend steps to help address these challenges.