In April 2011, the California Legislature and Governor Brown passed sweeping public safety legislation (AB 109) that effectively shifted responsibility for the supervision of specified offenders from the state to the counties. Additionally, AB109 specifies that certain offenders and parole violators can no longer be housed in State prison and will instead be incarcerated in the local “County jail prison.” This public safety realignment to counties took effect on October 1, 2011.
This shift requires Sacramento County to more effectively and efficiently manage offenders while maintaining high standards of public safety. Felons who have committed non-violent, non-serious and non-sex offenses (referred to as non, non, nons) will now be incarcerated in the Sacramento County jail instead of state prison. Those released from state prison on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) will be supervised by Probation.
AB 109 established that local Community Corrections Partnerships (CCPs) develop an implementation plan to be submitted to county boards of supervisors. For several months, Sacramento County CCP members and key stakeholders met continuously to develop a plan that addresses the major issues involved with local implementation of AB 109 and public safety realignment. The plan was approved by the CCP Executive Committee and accepted by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on November 1, 2011.
The executive committee is comprised of the Chief Probation Officer as chair, the District Attorney, Public Defender, a Court representative, a Chief of Police, the Sheriff, and the head of the Department of Social Services.