California Penal Code

Sec. § 1233.10


(a)

Upon agreement to accept funding from the Recidivism Reduction Fund, created in Section 1233.9, a county board of supervisors, in collaboration with the county’s Community Corrections Partnership, shall develop, administer, and collect and submit data to the Board of State and Community Corrections regarding a competitive grant program intended to fund community recidivism and crime reduction services, including, but not limited to, delinquency prevention, homelessness prevention, and reentry services.

(1)

Commencing with the 2014–15 fiscal year, the funding shall be allocated to counties by the State Controller’s Office from Item 5227-101-3259 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2014 according to the following schedule:

(2)

Commencing with the 2015–16 fiscal year, the funding shall be allocated to counties by the State Controller’s Office from Item 5227-101-3259 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 according to the following schedule:

(b)

For purposes of this section, “community recidivism and crime reduction service provider” means a nongovernmental entity or a consortium or coalition of nongovernmental entities, that provides community recidivism and crime reduction services, as described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c), to persons who have been released from the state prison, a county jail, a juvenile detention facility, who are under the supervision of a parole or probation department, or any other person at risk of becoming involved in criminal activities.

(c)

(1)A community recidivism and crime reduction service provider shall have a demonstrated history of providing services, as described in paragraph (2), to the target population during the five years immediately prior to the application for a grant awarded pursuant to this section.

(2)

A community recidivism and crime reduction service provider shall provide services that are designed to enable persons to whom the services are provided to refrain from engaging in crime, reconnect with their family members, and contribute to their communities. Community recidivism and crime reduction services may include all of the following:

(A)

Self-help groups.

(B)

Individual or group assistance with basic life skills.

(C)

Mentoring programs.

(D)

Academic and educational services, including, but not limited to, services to enable the recipient to earn his or her high school diploma.

(E)

Job training skills and employment.

(F)

Truancy prevention programs.

(G)

Literacy programs.

(H)

Any other service that advances community recidivism and crime reduction efforts, as identified by the county board of supervisors and the Community Corrections Partnership.

(I)

Individual or group assistance with referrals for any of the following:

(i)

Mental and physical health assessments.

(ii)

Counseling services.
(iii)Education and vocational programs.

(iv)

Employment opportunities.

(v)

Alcohol and drug treatment.

(vi)

Health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition programs and services.
(vii)Personal finance and consumer skills programs and services.
(viii)Other personal growth and development programs to reduce recidivism.

(ix)

Housing assistance.

(d)

Pursuant to this section and upon agreement to accept funding from the Recidivism Reduction Fund, the board of supervisors, in collaboration with the county’s Community Corrections Partnership, shall grant funds allocated to the county, as described in subdivision (a), to community recidivism and crime reduction service providers based on the needs of their community.

(e)

(1)The amount awarded to each community recidivism and crime reduction service provider by a county shall be based on the population of the county, as projected by the Department of Finance, and shall not exceed the following for each Budget Act allocation:

(A)

One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in a county with a population of over 4,000,000 people.

(B)

Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in a county with a population of 700,000 or more people but less than 4,000,000 people.

(C)

Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in a county with a population of 400,000 or more people but less than 700,000 people.

(D)

Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in a county with a population of less than 400,000 people.

(2)

The total amount of grants awarded to a single community recidivism and crime reduction service provider by all counties pursuant to this section shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per Budget Act allocation.

(f)

The board of supervisors, in collaboration with the county’s Community Corrections Partnership, shall establish minimum requirements, funding criteria, and procedures for the counties to award grants consistent with the criteria established in this section.

(g)

A community recidivism and crime reduction service provider that receives a grant under this section shall report to the county board of supervisors or the Community Corrections Partnership on the number of individuals served and the types of services provided, consistent with paragraph (2) of subdivision (c). The board of supervisors or the Community Corrections Partnership shall report to the Board of State and Community Corrections any information received under this subdivision from grant recipients.

(h)

Of the total amount granted to a county, up to 5 percent may be withheld by the board of supervisors or the Community Corrections Partnership for the payment of administrative costs.

(i)

Any funds allocated to a county under this section shall be available for expenditure for a period of four years and any unexpended funds shall revert to the state General Fund at the end of the four-year period.
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