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AB-1262 California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/31/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1262


Introduced by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 13825.1 13825.2 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1262, as amended, Eduardo Garcia. Gang, crime, and violence prevention partnership programs. California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program.
Existing law establishes the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program to provide Program, administered by the Department of Justice, to disburse any appropriated funds to community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies that prevent or deter at-risk youth from participating in gangs, criminal activity, or violent behavior, as specified. Existing law provides that specified communities with a high incidence of gang violence are included in the program.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. additionally include the community of Calexico in the program.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   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 Calexico, Fresno, Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverside, 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, Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, shall also be considered eligible to receive services through community-based organizations or nonprofit agencies that are operating programs funded under this chapter.

SECTION 1.Section 13825.1 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
13825.1.

This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program.