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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

CHAPTER 1. The Youth Authority [1700 - 1915]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 690. )

ARTICLE 5.5. Crime and Delinquency Prevention [1790 - 1799]
  ( Article 5.5 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401. )

1790.
  

The purpose of this article is to reduce crime and delinquency by assisting the development, establishment and operation of comprehensive public and private community based programs for crime and delinquency prevention.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1791.
  

The Department of the Youth Authority shall exercise leadership on behalf of the state in order to accomplish the purpose of this article. All state agencies shall cooperate with the Department of the Youth Authority in order to bring about a statewide program for the reduction and prevention of crime and delinquency.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1792.
  

The Director of the Youth Authority may provide funds for financial support, in amounts determined by him, from funds available for such purposes, to public or private agencies engaging in crime and delinquency prevention programs. No public or private organization may receive such support unless it complies with the standards developed pursuant to Section 1793.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1792.1.
  

The director shall make annual allocations from funds made available to him for such purposes for administrative expenses to county delinquency prevention commissions established pursuant to Sections 233 and 235 not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per year for each commission.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 380.)

1792.2.
  

The director may make additional matching allocations from funds available to him for such purposes, in amounts determined by him, to county delinquency prevention commissions for the development and operation of delinquency prevention projects or programs administered and operated by local governmental or nongovernmental organizations under the general supervision of the county delinquency prevention commission.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1793.
  

The Director of the Youth Authority shall develop standards for the operation of programs funded under Sections 1792, 1792.1 and 1792.2. He shall seek advice from interested citizens, appropriate representatives of public and private agencies and youth groups in developing such standards.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1794.
  

Application for funds under Sections 1792, 1792.1, and 1792.2 shall be made to the Director of the Youth Authority in the manner and form prescribed by the department. The department shall prescribe the amounts, time, and manner of payments of assistance if granted.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1795.
  

To help communities develop effective local programs, the Director of the Youth Authority may, upon request, provide technical assistance to judges, probation officers, law enforcement officials, school administrators, welfare administrators, and other public and private organizations, and citizen groups. The assistance may include studies and surveys to identify problems, development of written instructional or information materials, preparation of policy statements and procedural guides, field consultation with appropriate persons in the community, and other assistance as appears appropriate.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1796.
  

The Director of the Youth Authority may from funds available to him for such purposes provide funds for demonstration or experimental projects designed to test the validity of new methods or strategies in delinquency prevention programs.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1797.
  

The director may assist in the establishment of public committees having as their object the prevention or decrease of crime and delinquency among youth, and the director may participate in the work of any such existing or established committees.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

1798.
  

As of July 1, 2005, the State Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention is abolished.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 10, Sec. 89. Effective May 10, 2005. Operative July 1, 2005, by Sec. 99 of Ch. 10.)

1799.
  

The director may, with the approval of the Director of General Services, enter into contracts with the federal government, other state governments, counties, cities, private foundations, private organizations, or any other group to accomplish the purposes of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1401.)

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