Governor?s Juvenile Justice Realignment Proposal Echoes Recommendations

Governor?s juvenile justice realignment proposal echoes CJCJ?s 2012 recommendations!
New report provides five policy recommendations to ensure successful juvenile justice realignment in California
CJCJ?s January 2012 report entitled Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012 provides support for Governor Brown?s realignment proposal and offers five policy recommendations that include a three-year process that allows counties time to design new services and infrastructure. At the end of three years, the state will no longer manage youth correctional institutions and the resources that used to sustain these facilities will be transferred to the counties. Shifting full responsibilities for juvenile justice services to the counties will spur innovation and produce substantial cost savings. Similar recommendations by the Legislative Analyst?s Office, Little Hoover Commission, and the Governor?s Office date back to 2008. CJCJ?s Executive Director Daniel Macallair states
?Governor Brown is correct when he asserts that the best correctional interventions are those delivered at the point where the offender is most likely to return.?
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