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AB-310 Crime prevention.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 310


Introduced by Assembly Member Alejo

February 12, 2013


An act to amend Section 13825.2 of the Penal Code, relating to crime prevention, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 310, as amended, Alejo. Crime prevention.
Existing law requires the Department of Justice to administer the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program, pursuant to which, the department disburses any appropriated funds to community organizations and nonprofit agencies for prevention and intervention activities for at-risk youth. Existing law provides that certain specified communities that have high incidences of gang violence are included in the program.
This bill would provide that the communities of South Monterey County and Salinas be included under the program. This bill would appropriate $3,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to implement the program.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13825.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13825.2.
 (a) The California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program shall be administered by the Department of Justice for the purposes of reducing gang, criminal activity, and youth violence to the extent authorized pursuant to this chapter in communities with a high incidence of gang violence, including, but not limited to, the communities of Fresno, Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey, South Monterey County, Oakland, Riverside, Salinas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Monica, and Venice. The department shall also consider communities that meet any one of the following criteria:
(1) An at-risk youth population, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 13825.4, that is significantly disproportionate to the general youth population of that community.
(2) A juvenile arrest rate that is significantly disproportionate to the general youth population of that community.
(3) Significant juvenile gang problems or a high number of juvenile gang-affiliated acts of violence.
(b) All state and local juvenile detention facilities, including, but not limited to, facilities, juvenile halls, youth ranches, and youth camps of the Department of the Youth Authority, shall also be considered eligible to receive services through community-based organizations or nonprofit agencies that are operating programs funded under this chapter.

SEC. 2.

 The sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to implement the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program, as established by Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 13825.1) of Title 6 of Part 4 of the Penal Code.