Friday, August 19, 2011

Legislative Analyst's Office, CDCR Address Realignment

In March and again in June, the Legislature passed a series of bills to shift responsibility for some services from the state to local and municipal governments. This process of realignment has far-reaching implications in local law enforcement, probation and corrections.   As part of this process, the state will begin diverting criminal offenders and parole violators to county supervision starting October 1st.

With the implementation date approaching, the Legislative Analyst's Office released a report today on the construction and mechanics of realignment as well its recommendations to improve the process.  Likewise, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation launched a website yesterday to outline how realignment will impact state and local corrections, juvenile justice administration and supervision of parolees.