The Sacramento County Probation Department
in conjunction with the newly established Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC) Subcommittee, will host a Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Realignment Community Workshop to educate the public about Senate Bill (SB) 823 - DJJ Realignment and facilitate community participation in filling membership positions on the JJCC Subcommittee. The Community Workshop will be conducted virtually to adhere to local and state public health mandates and guidelines. Interpreters or reasonable accommodations available upon request.
Welfare and Institutions Code Section 1995 (b) establishes the JJCC Subcommittee and outlines membership requirements. Chaired by Sacramento County Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale, the subcommittee includes representatives from the District Attorney’s Office
, the Public Defender’s Office
, Child Protective Services
, Behavioral Health Services
, Sacramento County Office of Education, and a representative from Superior Court. The subcommittee shall also include no fewer than three community members who shall be defined as individuals who have experience providing community-based youth services, youth justice advocates with expertise and knowledge of the juvenile justice system, or have been directly involved in the juvenile justice system.
The JJCC Subcommittee is responsible for the development of Sacramento County’s SB 823 DJJ Realignment Plan (DJJ Realignment Plan) describing the facilities, programs, placements, services, supervision and reentry strategies needed to provide appropriate rehabilitation and supervision services for youth who are realigned from the state DJJ. The plan will be submitted to the new state Office of Youth and Community Restoration.
“Our Youth Detention Facility (YDF) has an established history with assisting youth by innovative programming including education, vocation and treatment curriculum,” said Seale. “The well-trained staff of the YDF work collaboratively with system partners to assist youth reentering the community. We look forward to working with the community to establish new collaborative partnerships and provide the same level of care and consideration to the new population resulting from the Division of Juvenile Justice Realignment.”
Applications for the JJCC Subcommittee are currently being accepted. The JJCC Subcommittee’s goal is to finalize the DJJ Realignment Plan for submission to the Board of Supervisors during Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget proceedings.
When: March 8, 2021, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Sign on begins at 5:15 pm)
The DJJ Realignment Community Workshop agenda will include:
- Opening remarks and introduction of JJCC Subcommittee members.
- Purpose of the DJJ Realignment Community Workshop.
- Overview of SB 823 - DJJ Realignment: the announcement of open positions on the new JJCC Subcommittee.
- Overview of the JJCC website and instructions for applying to the open positions.
- Public question and answer session.