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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 7.5. Juvenile Offender Local Prevention and Corrections Act [1820 - 1820.55]
  ( Article 7.5 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. )

1820.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the Juvenile Offender Local Prevention and Corrections Act.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.05.
  

For purposes of this article, “partnership funds” means the state’s share of funding for county juvenile ranches, camps, and forestry camps.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.1.
  

Partnership funds shall be used only for the purpose of confinement, discipline, and treatment of juvenile offenders in county juvenile ranches, camps, or forestry camps.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.15.
  

(a) The Department of the Youth Authority shall establish and implement the Juvenile Offender Local Prevention and Corrections Program.

(b) The purpose of the program required by subdivision (a) shall be to coordinate state and local efforts to confine, discipline, treat, and prevent juvenile offenders and to provide partnership funding for county juvenile ranches, camps, and forestry camps established pursuant to Section 880.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.2.
  

The Department of the Youth Authority shall, in the implementation of this article, do all of the following:

(a) Determine county eligibility for partnership funding.

(b) Distribute partnership funds to qualified counties quarterly based on the average daily population of the county’s juvenile ranches, camps, and forestry camps for the previous fiscal quarter.

(c) Monitor county compliance with eligibility requirements.

(d) Provide technical assistance to counties to prevent unnecessary commitments to the Department of the Youth Authority and to expand the capacity of the counties to confine, discipline, and treat juvenile offenders in a manner consistent with public safety.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.25.
  

A county may apply to receive partnership funds under this article by submitting an application to the department in a manner and at a time determined by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.3.
  

A county shall be eligible for the receipt of partnership funds under this article only if the county meets all of the following conditions:

(a) The county administers one or more juvenile ranches, camps, or forestry camps.

(b) The county’s juvenile ranches, camps, or forestry camps possess, at a minimum, all of the following:

(1) A residential treatment program.

(2) A structured and disciplined program for each resident.

(3) Individual counseling.

(4) Physical fitness training.

(5) Social alternatives to gangs, drugs, and alcohol, including gang intervention programs where appropriate.

(6) Work experience and vocational training through work crew assignments.

(7) Access to certified, accredited courses in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, computer laboratories, and basic reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on remedial education.

(8) Coordination with parents or guardians in preparation for family reunification.

However, the Director of Youth Authority, upon request of a county, may waive services required in paragraphs (3), (6), and (7), as appropriate, if the provision of those services is not feasible or necessary, as demonstrated by the county.

(c) The county program does all of the following:

(1) It provides a positive reinforcing environment that redirects physical, social, and emotional energies into constructive channels.

(2) It emphasizes responsibility for one’s actions.

(3) It employs goal-setting methods to maximize self-discipline, self-confidence, and sense of pride.

(d) The county maintains at least the same number of beds as were available on June 30, 1993. The director, upon request of a county, may waive this requirement if the county demonstrates it is unable to comply due to unforeseen circumstances.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.4.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that counties that do not operate juvenile camps or ranches, but instead contract for beds with counties that do, shall benefit from partnership funding via reduced contract costs, based on the host county’s cost of providing the bed, excluding the state contribution.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.45.
  

(a) (1) The Department of the Youth Authority shall work with counties to develop boot camp programs, either separately or as part of existing ranches, camps, and forestry camps.

(2) Boot camps shall provide the same services as juvenile ranches, camps, and forestry camps but shall be conducted in a highly structured, military style environment.

(3) Boot camps shall include greater emphasis on physical conditioning, athletics, and team building than county juvenile ranches, camps, or forestry camps.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of the Youth Authority and participating counties shall develop a comprehensive boot camp program that incorporates the relevant design features of the federal juvenile boot camp pilot project. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the comprehensive boot camp program should include diagnostic assessment, community-based aftercare, and accountability.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.47.
  

In order to develop, establish, and operate residential and nonresidential boot camp and similar programs for young, first-time offenders and nonserious and nonviolent offenders, a county may contract with the Military Department for the provision of the following services:

(a) Program planning assistance for counties contemplating the development of residential and nonresidential boot camp and similar programs.

(b) Training of personnel for residential and nonresidential boot camp and similar programs.

(c) Technical assistance for existing boot camp and similar programs.

(d) Assistance in establishing cooperative innovative military projects and career training (IMPACT) programs.

A county that contracts with the Military Department for any of these services shall be reimbursed for its costs to the extent that funds are made available in the annual Budget Act for these purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 72, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1996.)

1820.5.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that, commencing with the 1994–95 fiscal year, this article shall be funded by the federal government, the state, and eligible counties.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the amount of funding from each source identified in paragraph (1) shall be determined in the Budget Act of 1994.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

1820.55.
  

The Department of the Youth Authority shall adopt emergency regulations for implementation of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. Effective July 21, 1993.)

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