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SB-1112 Criminal justice: local funding.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/19/2020 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 1112

Introduced by Senator Chang

February 19, 2020

An act relating to criminal justice, and making an appropriation therefor.


SB 1112, as introduced, Chang. Criminal justice: local funding.
Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections, which, among other things, is responsible for providing statewide leadership, coordination, and technical assistance to promote effective state and local efforts and partnerships in California’s adult and juvenile criminal justice system.
This bill would appropriate $50,000,000 from the General Fund to be allocated according to a schedule developed by the Department of Finance, the California Police Chiefs Association, and the California State Sheriffs’ Association to police departments and sheriff’s departments that, among other things, are in jurisdictions with high homeless populations or that wish to fund codeployment teams for crisis intervention. The bill would require the local entities that receive funding under these provisions to report specified data to the Board of State and Community Corrections, and require the board to report to the Legislature by a specified date.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 (a) There is hereby appropriated $50,000,000 from the General Fund, which shall be allocated by the Controller, to specified local entities pursuant to the schedule established pursuant to subdivision (b).
(b) The Department of Finance shall work collaboratively with the California Police Chiefs Association and the California State Sheriffs’ Association to develop an allocation schedule pursuant to subdivision (a) to police departments and sheriff’s departments that gives consideration to the following factors:
(1) Jurisdictions with high homeless populations and mental illness rates.
(2) Jurisdictions that wish to use the funding for codeployment teams, which consist of peace officers with crisis intervention training and either a county mental health professional or social worker.
(3) Jurisdictions funding evidence-based programs that have been proven effective in improving interactions between law enforcement and high-risk populations.
(c) Local law enforcement agencies may use the funds to supplement, not supplant, the following:
(1) Homeless outreach teams.
(2) Crisis intervention training for officers.
(3) Resources for drug endangered children.
(4) Outreach to high-risk youth.
(5) Youth diversion programs.
(6) Homeless veteran outreach.
(d) Each department that receives funding under this section shall report the following to the Board of State and Community Corrections, as applicable:
(1) The number of new teams established, or planned to be established.
(2) The type of training and the number of peace officers trained, or planned to be trained.
(3) The type of equipment or resources that were purchased, or planned to be purchased.
(e) The Board of State and Community Corrections shall compile the data reported by the local entities pursuant to subdivision (d) and shall provide it to the Legislature on or before April 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code.