Article 2. State Administration of California Penal Code >> Title 9. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
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.
The board, in collaboration with state, local, and
community-based departments, agencies, and organizations shall do the
(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
(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
(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
(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
(6) The effect of the programs implemented pursuant to this
chapter on prison, jail, and Department of the Youth Authority