Article 3. Community-based Punishment Plan of California Penal Code >> Title 9. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 3.
Each county or collaboration of counties electing to operate
a community-based punishment program under this chapter shall develop
a community-based punishment plan describing the continuum of
sanctions and services comprising its program. The plan shall be
developed pursuant to guidelines established by the board and shall
be updated annually or as determined by the board. The plan shall
describe, at a minimum, the following:
(a) System design and administration, lines of authority, and
responsible personnel, including, but not limited to, the chief
correctional administrator and other relevant individuals.
(b) The extent and nature of citizen involvement in the
development and promulgation of the community-based punishment plan,
including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) Consultation with a citizens' advisory committee formed for
the purpose of providing community input into the development and
promulgation of a community-based punishment plan.
(2) Consultation with selected community leaders.
(3) Input derived from citizen testimony at public hearings or
town hall meetings.
(c) The number and kind of offenders to participate in
community-based punishment programs.
(d) Eligibility requirements.
(e) How offenders, including those coming from the courts and
those who are probation and parole violators, are to be selected to
(f) Community-based punishment program components, including, for
example, which punishment options, intermediate sanctions, treatment
options, or combinations are to be developed and used for which
(g) Responsibilities and relationships, including, but not limited
to, the elements of community-based punishment programs that are
administered by the sheriff's department, the probation department,
or parole personnel, and when and how offenders are to be programmed.
(h) Criteria for transferring offenders from more restrictive to
less restrictive sanctions.
(i) Criteria for disciplinary interventions, imposition of
stricter sanctions, or return to prison or jail, when necessary.
(j) Anticipated costs and funding needs.