The Community Corrections Partnership was established by the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act (SB 678). Its purpose is to develop, implement, and sustain productive approaches in addressing local criminal justice needs. The CCP Executive Committee meets monthly and sessions are open to the public.
The Community Corrections Partnership is committed to working together in order to promote a safer community through effective strategies.
The Community Corrections Partnership provides leadership through the partnering agencies and partnerships with the community to encourage, support, and network effectively for a safer community by doing the following:
The Community Corrections Partnerships Executive Board members consist of:
The CCP Program and Development Subcommittee discusses new and ongoing CCP related programs and services. The committee includes numerous local organizations that come together to bring information that may be relevant to the CCP Executive Committee. The CCP Program & Development Committee meets monthly and sessions are open to the public.
The CCP Training Subcommittee discusses training opportunities related to CCP partners in order to improve upon the programs and services that the organizations provide to the community. The CCP Training Committee meets monthly and sessions are open to the public.
The CCP Budget and Fiscal Subcommittee is responsible for managing CCP funds. The committee discusses items introduced through the Program and Development subcommittee and Training subcommittee. The CCP Budget & Fiscal Committee meets monthly and sessions are open to the public.
The Imperial County has a fully constituted Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council as prescribed by Welfare & Institutions Code 749.22. The Imperial County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council is an established, multiagency committee that develops and implements a continuum of county-based responses to juvenile crime. The Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council meets annually and sessions are open to the public. The Juvenile Coordinating Council Members currently consists of:
Supervisor, City of El Centro Parks and Recreation Department
The JJCC monitors programs and services funded through the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) and the Youth Offender Block Grant (YOBG). Information regarding the two sources are below:
In order to implement evidence based practices in the Imperial County Probation Department, the Chief Probation Officer, and the management team recognized this effort would be a radical departure from normal business practices and has used funding from JJCPA to implement a number of practices and programs for juvenile probationers. Through this funding, the Probation Department continues to operate the Evening Learning Center (ELC) and funds one probation officer who exclusively supervises ELC probationers. The ELC services juveniles at risk of being removed from their home and sent to placement. Further, it services juveniles returning from placement and reintegrating into the community. The allocation of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act funds will help support probation supervision of juvenile probationers with the intent of reducing recidivism and the evidence based probation supervision practices will improve public safety outcomes among our juvenile probationers.
Through this funding from the Corrections Standard Authority, the Imperial County Probation Department is able to provide necessary and effective services to youth by keeping juvenile offenders in the proximity of their families and communities to enhance public safety. Additionally, contracts have been implemented with Behavioral Health Services to provide psychiatric assessments and counseling of minors in juvenile hall. This funding has allowed for the development of an evidence based risk assessment program for all juveniles and supports juvenile supervision programs such as: the Community Work Service (CWS) Program, the Police Athletic League/Sheriff’s Athletic League, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Juvenile Hall Garden of Dreams, the Imperial County Youth Summit, the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM), and the Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12) Recognition Ceremony.
The Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council Subcommittee is established through Section 1995 of California Senate Bill 823.
The Imperial County Juvenile Justice Commission is a state-mandated, court-appointed authority. The purpose of the Commission is to inquire into the administration of the juvenile court law in Imperial County. The Commission is dedicated to the promotion of an effective juvenile justice system operated in an environment of credibility, dignity, fairness, and respect for the youth in Imperial County.
The Commission’s responsibilities include:
The Juvenile Justice Commission is established through the provisions of Article 2, commencing with Section 225 of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of the California State Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code.