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AB-2576 Juveniles: juvenile justice.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 12838 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12838.
 (a) There is hereby created in state government the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to be headed by a secretary, who shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall consist of Adult Operations, Adult Programs, Health Care Services, Juvenile Justice, the  the Corrections Standards Authority, the  Board of Parole Hearings, the Board of Juvenile Hearings, the  State Commission on Juvenile Justice, the Prison Industry Authority, and the Prison Industry Board.
(b) The Governor, upon recommendation of the secretary, may appoint three two  undersecretaries of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, subject to Senate confirmation. The undersecretaries shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. One undersecretary shall oversee administration, one  program support and the other  undersecretary shall oversee health care services, and one undersecretary shall oversee  program  operations for the department.
(c) The Governor, upon recommendation of the secretary, shall appoint three chief deputy secretaries, subject to Senate confirmation, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. One chief deputy secretary shall oversee adult operations, one chief deputy secretary shall oversee adult programs, and one chief deputy secretary shall oversee juvenile justice for the department.
(d) The Governor, upon recommendation of the secretary, shall appoint an assistant secretary, subject to Senate confirmation, who shall be responsible for health care policy for the department, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
(c) (e)  The Governor, upon recommendation of the secretary, shall appoint a Chief for the Office of Victim Services, and a Chief for the Office of Correctional Safety, both of whom  an Assistant Secretary for Victim and Survivor Rights and Services, and an Assistant Secretary for Correctional Safety, who  shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

SEC. 2.

 Section 12838.3 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 1715.5 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

1715.5.
 (a) As of January 1, 2013, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, shall stop the intake of offenders.
(b) As of June 1, 2014, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, is abolished.

SEC. 4.

 Section 1940 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

1940.
 (a) As of January 1, 2013, the Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Best Practices Fund is established.
(b) In the 2012–13 fiscal year, forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be transferred from the budget of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, to the Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Best Practices Fund. During that fiscal year, counties shall apply for grants from the Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Best Practices Fund to contract with service providers and to renovate facilities in order to provide custodial and noncustodial rehabilitative services for juveniles.
(c) Beginning in the 2013–14 fiscal year, and annually thereafter without regard to fiscal years, forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be appropriated from the General Fund to the Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Best Practices Fund to contract with service providers and to renovate facilities in order to provide custodial and noncustodial rehabilitative services for juveniles.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1945 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

1945.
 (a) As of January 1, 2013, the Juvenile Justice Realignment Fund is created.
(b) There is hereby appropriated to the Juvenile Justice Realignment Fund sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) from the General Fund in the 2013–14 fiscal year, and one hundred twenty million dollars ($120,000,000) annually thereafter without regard to fiscal years, to be distributed to counties according to subdivision (c) to contract with service providers and to renovate facilities in order to provide custodial and noncustodial rehabilitative services for juveniles.
(c) The amount allocated to each county from the Juvenile Justice Realignment Fund to be paid in September, December, March, and June of each fiscal year is as follows:
(1) Fifty percent based on the number of the county’s juvenile felony court dispositions, according to the most recent data compiled by the Department of Justice, calculated as a percentage of the state’s total number of juvenile felony court dispositions.
(2) Fifty percent based on the county’s population of minors of 10 to 17 years of age, inclusive, according to the most recent data published by the Department of Finance, calculated as a percentage of the state’s total number of minors of 10 to 17 years of age.
(d) Each county shall receive a minimum block grant from the Juvenile Justice Realignment Fund of fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars ($58,500) for the 2012–13 fiscal year, and minimum block grant allocation of one hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($117,000) for each fiscal year thereafter to contract with service providers and to renovate facilities in order to provide custodial and noncustodial rehabilitative services for juveniles.
SEC. 6.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SEC. 7.
 Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall become operative on June 1, 2014.