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SB-284 Juvenile justice: county support of wards. (2019-2020)

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Assembly:
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Bill Status
SB-284
Beall (S)
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Chiu (A) , Gipson (A) , McCarty (A) , Portantino (S) , Wieckowski (S)
Juvenile justice: county support of wards.
03/16/19
An act to amend Section 912 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.
Senate
09/05/19
04/09/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/03/19 In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/03/19 Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 50. Noes 23. Page 2950.) Ordered to the Senate.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 284 without my signature.

This bill increases the annual rate that a county must pay to the state to commit a juvenile to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

I applaud the author's commitment to promoting effective rehabilitation for the youth in our criminal justice system.  I disagree, however, that a financial disincentive to counties is necessarily the right approach to managing our state-level population. 

I have initiated the transfer of the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to the California Health and Human Services Agency, and the Administration is working on the creation of a new Department of Youth and Community Restoration (DYCR).  This new department will, as DJJ does now, serve a specific cohort of high-need youth who have often times have been unable to receive needed services at the county level.  It is important that any re-evaluation of what type of population is served at DYCR be done with this global shift in mind, and in a manner that does not enact a blanket financial disincentive when there may be more targeted ways to meet the author's goals.

I am committed to working with the Legislature on ensuring that the transformation of DJJ into DYCR is a success and that we manage this population of young Californians appropriately and with great care.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom