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  ( Part 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 106. )


  ( Heading of Title 9 amended by Stats. 1994, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 41, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 2. Community-Based Punishment Act [8050 - 8093]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1994, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 41, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 2. State Administration [8060 - 8061]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1994, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 41, Sec. 4. )


This chapter shall be administered by the board. The board shall be responsible for ensuring that the policies and activities undertaken by state or local governmental units, or other organizations, in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter, are consistent with those purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1994, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 41, Sec. 4. Effective November 30, 1994.)


The board, in collaboration with state, local, and community-based departments, agencies, and organizations shall do the following:

(a) Describe the parameters of effective community-based punishment programs and the relationship between the state and local jurisdictions in meeting the purposes of this chapter.

(b) Develop and implement a process by which local jurisdictions are selected and can participate in pilot efforts initiated under this chapter.

(c) Develop and implement the process by which counties participating in accordance with this chapter annually submit their community-based punishment program proposals for approval, modification, or both.

(d) Design and implement a process for annually awarding funds to counties participating pursuant to this chapter to implement their community-based punishment program proposals, and administer and monitor the receipt, expenditure, and reporting of those funds by participating counties.

(e) Provide technical assistance and support to counties and community correctional administrators in determining whether to participate in community-based punishment programs, and in either developing or annually updating their punishment programs.

(f) Facilitate the sharing of information among counties and between county and state agencies relative to community-based punishment approaches and programs being initiated or already in existence, strengths and weaknesses of specific programs, specific offender groups appropriate for different programs, results of program evaluations and other data, and anecdotal material that may assist in addressing the purposes of this chapter.

(g) Adopt and periodically revise regulations necessary to implement this chapter.

(h) Design and provide for regular and rigorous evaluation of the community-based punishment programming undertaken pursuant to approved community-based punishment plans.

(i) Design and provide for analysis and evaluation of the pilot and any subsequent implementation of this chapter, with areas of analysis to include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) The relationship between the board and counties or collaborations of counties submitting county community-based punishment plans.

(2) The effectiveness of this chapter in encouraging the use of intermediate as well as traditional sanctions.

(3) The categories of offenders most suitable for specific intermediate sanctions, various aspects of community-based punishment programming, or both.

(4) The effectiveness of the programs implemented pursuant to this chapter in maintaining public safety.

(5) The cost-effectiveness of the programs implemented pursuant to this chapter.

(6) The effect of the programs implemented pursuant to this chapter on prison, jail, and Department of the Youth Authority populations.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 728, Sec. 130. (SB 71) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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