Youth Law Center. DJJ Realignment Symposium February 8, 2008 Sacramento, California Chief Probation Officers of California. Youth Law Center. S.B. 81 – Ten Point Tune Up S.B. 81 offers the opportunity to: Serve youth and families close to their home communities
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Youth Law Center
DJJ Realignment Symposium
February 8, 2008
Chief Probation Officers of California
S.B. 81 – Ten Point Tune Up
S.B. 81 offers the opportunity to:
Ten Questions to Guide SB 81 Implementation:
1.Is it time to revisit values that drive dispositional recommendations (e.g., close to home, family involvement, educational stability, non-institutional setting when possible)
2. Is your county using existing secure beds for the right youth for the right amount of time?
4.Are there other programs your county has used in the past (e.g., out-of-state placement) that can be reconsidered and replaced?
5.Does your department take a strong role in refusing to accept cases “dumped” from the foster care, mental health and education systems? What would you need to do this?
7.Are you leveraging services through the special education, regional center and mental health systems (including Prop 63 funding)?
8.Are you and your staff up to speed on the research about “what works” as well as what does not work?
10. Are you keeping track of what else you need to make S.B. 81 changes work, including legislative changes, training, expertise or resources that are missing?
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Francis Bacon (17th C.)