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DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]

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

CHAPTER 1.5. Youthful Offender Block Grant Program [1950 - 1978]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [1950 - 1956]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. )

1950.
  

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance the capacity of local communities to implement an effective continuum of response to juvenile crime and delinquency.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. Effective August 24, 2007. Operative September 1, 2007, by Sec. 37 of Ch. 175.)

1951.
  

(a) There is hereby established the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund.

(b) Allocations from the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund shall be used to enhance the capacity of county probation, mental health, drug and alcohol, and other county departments to provide appropriate rehabilitative and supervision services to youthful offenders subject to Sections 731.1, 733, 1766, and 1767.35. Counties, in expending the Youthful Offender Block Grant allocation, shall provide all necessary services related to the custody and parole of the offenders.

(c) The county of commitment is relieved of obligation for any payment to the state pursuant to Section 912 for each offender who is not committed to the custody of the state solely pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 733, and for each offender who is supervised by the county of commitment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1766 or subdivision (b) of Section 1767.35.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 36, Sec. 81.5. (SB 92) Effective June 30, 2011. Operative December 13, 2011, pursuant to Sec. 84 of Ch. 36.)

1952.
  

For the 2007–08 fiscal year, all of the following shall apply:

(a) An amount equal to the total of all of the following shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund:

(1) One hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($117,000) per ward multiplied by the average daily population (ADP) for the year for wards who are not committed to the custody of the state pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 733, and Sections 731.1 and 1767.35.

(2) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per parolee multiplied by the ADP for the year for parolees who are supervised by the county of commitment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1766.

(3) An amount equal to 5 percent of the total of paragraphs (1) and (2). This amount shall be reserved by the Controller for distribution by the Department of Finance, upon recommendation of the Corrections Standards Authority, in collaboration with the Division of Juvenile Facilities, for unforeseen circumstances associated with the implementation of the act that added this chapter. This amount is a one-time allocation and shall not be built into the base described in subdivision (a) of Section 1953 unless the Department of Finance finds a continuation of unforeseen circumstances. A county that wishes to seek funds from this reserved amount shall submit a request to the Corrections Standards Authority that outlines the unusual circumstances that exist in the county and why the county’s Youthful Offender Block Grant is inadequate to meet the county financial needs to accommodate and supervise youthful offenders pursuant to the act that added this chapter. The Corrections Standards Authority shall submit its recommendation to the Department of Finance for approval.

(b) Any portion of the funds described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) that is unused during the 2007–08 fiscal year shall revert to the General Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 257, Sec. 7. Effective September 29, 2007.)

1953.
  

For the 2008–09 fiscal year, the total of the following amounts shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund:

(a) The amount transferred to the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund for the 2007–08 fiscal year, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 1952, adjusted to account for full-year impacts.

(b) One hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($117,000) per ward multiplied by the ADP for the year for wards who are not committed to the custody of the state pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 733, and Sections 731.1 and 1767.35.

(c) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per parolee multiplied by the ADP for the year for parolees who are supervised by the county of commitment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1766.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 257, Sec. 8. Effective September 29, 2007.)

1953.5.
  

For the 2009–10 fiscal year, the total of the following amounts shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund:

(a) The amount transferred to the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund for the 2008–09 fiscal year, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 1952, adjusted to account for full-year impacts.

(b) One hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($117,000) per ward multiplied by the ADP for the year for wards who are not committed to the custody of the state pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 733, and Sections 731.1 and 1767.35.

(c) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per parolee multiplied by the ADP for the year for parolees who are supervised by the county of commitment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1766.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 257, Sec. 9. Effective September 29, 2007.)

1954.1.
  

For each fiscal year, the Director of Finance shall determine the total amount of the Youthful Offender Block Grant and the allocation for each county, pursuant to Sections 1955 and 1956, and shall report those findings to the Controller. The Controller shall make an allocation from the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund to each county in accordance with the report.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 257, Sec. 11. Effective September 29, 2007.)

1955.
  

(a) The allocation amount for each county from the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund for offenders subject to Sections 733, 1766, and 1767.35 shall be allocated in four equal installments, to be paid in September, December, March, and June of each fiscal year, until June 30, 2013. Commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, the allocation amount for each county from the Youthful Offender Block Grant Special Account established in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 30025 of the Government Code for offenders subject to Sections 733, 1766, and 1767.35 shall be allocated in monthly installments. In each fiscal year, the allocation amount shall be determined as follows:

(1) Fifty percent based on the number of the county’s juvenile felony court dispositions, calculated as a percentage of the state total. By July 10 of each year, the Department of Justice shall provide to the Department of Finance the number of juvenile felony court dispositions for each county for the previous calendar year.

(2) Fifty percent based on the county’s population of minors from 10 to 17 years of age, inclusive, according to the most recent data published by the Department of Finance, calculated as a percentage of the state total.

(b) Each county shall receive a minimum block grant allocation of fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars ($58,500) for the 2007–08 fiscal year, and a minimum block grant allocation of one hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($117,000) for each fiscal year thereafter.

(c) Commencing with the 2008–09 fiscal year, allocations shall be available to counties that have met the requirements of Section 1961.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 26, Sec. 39. (AB 1468) Effective June 20, 2014.)

1956.
  

The allocation for any eligible county from the Youthful Offender Block Grant Fund for offenders subject to Section 731.1 shall be determined by the Department of Finance, consistent with the ADP methodology and fiscal parameters used in Sections 1952, 1953, and 1953.5, for the corresponding fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 257, Sec. 13. Effective September 29, 2007.)

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