Article 4. Funding of California Penal Code >> Title 9. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.
Implementation of this chapter pursuant to Section 8060 is
contingent upon the availability of funding. Funding for
community-based punishment programs shall be administered by the
board from funds appropriated by the Legislature. In addition to
state funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or other
legislation, programs may be funded from a variety of sources,
including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Federal funds for community-based punishment programs.
(b) Private or corporate grants, or both.
(c) Service and administrative fees that may be charged to
offenders who participate in community corrections programs, provided
that no offender shall be denied entrance into a community-based
punishment program solely for inability to pay fees.
(d) Income derived from community development corporations
established as part of community-based punishment programs of a
county or collaboration of counties, including, but not limited to,
revenue generated by businesses owned and operated by community-based
punishment programs, or by offender work programs, or by both, after
the cost of operating and administering the business or work program
has been paid.
(e) Other sources as may be identified as suitable for funding
It is the intent of the Legislature that community corrections
reduce the number of offenders who would be incarcerated in the state
prison in the absence of a community-based punishment approach.
(a) From the amount of money appropriated for purposes of
this chapter to the board, the board shall allocate block grants to
counties or collaborations of counties that have passed a community
corrections resolution, have applied for funding, and have complied
with the administrative process as prescribed by the board.
(b) Each county or collaboration of counties shall maintain a
complete and accurate accounting of all funds received pursuant to
this section. These funds shall be used only for community-based
punishment programs as authorized by this chapter and shall be used
only as permitted by the regulations and guidelines established by
(c) Unexpended funds provided to counties shall be returned to the
board and may be reallocated by the board.
The board, in collaboration with its member and constituent
agencies and departments, shall seek startup funding for
community-based punishment planning and programming from public and
private sources commencing as soon as practicable.
The board shall monitor the expenditures and funds of
participating counties and collaborations of counties to determine
whether the funds are being expended in accordance with all the
requirements of this chapter. If the board finds that a participating
county or collaboration of counties is not acting in accordance with
all of the requirements of this chapter, it shall notify the county
or collaboration of counties regarding the points of noncompliance,
and the county or collaboration of counties shall have 60 days to
explain or justify its actions in writing to the board. If the
explanation is not satisfactory or if the point of noncompliance
cannot be promptly cured in the opinion of the board, the board may
issue a notice of noncompliance and may suspend payment of the funds
to be allocated to the county or collaboration of counties under this