February 15, 2023 - This post provides an overview of the Governor’s proposed budget for the Office of the State Public Defender to engage in activities to improve DEI in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of staff.
November 1, 1988 - This report is submitted in response to Resolution Chapter 147, Statutes of 1987 (Senate Concurrent Resolution 45). This measure requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to submit a report to the Legislature responding to specific questions related to the counties' implementation of the California Supreme Court's In re Hop decision (29 Cal. 3d 82). This decision specifies that persons with developmental disabilities who are unable to provide informed consent regarding their placement in a state developmental center (SDC) are entitled to judicial hearings regarding the need for, and appropriateness of, such placement.
October 22, 2020 - This post provides an overview of the major judiciary and criminal justice proposals approved as part of the 2020-21 budget package. The 2020 21 budget provides $15.9 billion from the General Fund for judicial and criminal justice programs, including support for program operations and capital outlay projects. This is a decrease of $207 million, or 1.3 percent, below the revised 2019 20 spending level.
January 5, 2023 - In this report, we (1) provide background on California’s parole hearing process, (2) identify current aspects of the process that could disadvantage certain groups, and (3) recommend steps to promote greater equity in the parole hearing process.
January 6, 1995 - The “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Law—A Preliminary Assessment
January 6, 2023 - As required by Chapter 723 of 2021 (SB 211, Umberg), this report presents our assessment of the California State Bar’s proposed (1) caseload processing standards for resolving attorney discipline cases within its Office of Chief Trial Counsel, (2) establishment of a backlog goal and metrics to measure such a goal, and (3) staffing requirements needed to achieve the new standards.