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AB-355 Parole: day treatment: crisis care.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 355


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Solorio

February 10, 2011


An act to repeal Section 3073 of the Penal Code, relating to parole.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 355, as introduced, Solorio. Parole: day treatment: crisis care.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to obtain day treatment, and to contract for crisis care services, for parolees with mental health problems. Existing law directs the department to work with counties with the goal of extending these services upon completion of the offender’s period of parole.
This bill would repeal these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3073 of the Penal Code is repealed.
3073.

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is hereby authorized to obtain day treatment, and to contract for crisis care services, for parolees with mental health problems. Day treatment and crisis care services should be designed to reduce parolee recidivism and the chances that a parolee will return to prison. The department shall work with counties to obtain day treatment and crisis care services for parolees with the goal of extending the services upon completion of the offender’s period of parole, if needed.