SB 823: Juvenile Justice Realignment – Closure of DJJ
SB 823 is an opportunity for local probation departments to create a local secure rehabilitation program for youth and young adults who would have previously been committed by the Court and housed at regional centers operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
Commencing July 1, 2021, counties will no longer be able to send youth DJJ. In Santa Clara County, youth will now be committed by the Court to remain locally in a secure rehabilitation program operated by the Probation Department, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Services Department.
These youth are committed to the new local program by the Court because the Court has determined that a less restrictive alternative placement is unsuitable for the youth.
To learn more about the Probation Department’s implementation of SB 823 by visiting our webpage: SB 823 (DJJ Realignment) - Probation Department - County of Santa Clara (sccgov.org).
Meetings of the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC) Juvenile Realignment Subcommittee are public and agendas can be accessed on the County of Santa Clara Meeting Portal. You can find documents here.
May 21, 2–4pm – Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/91689903448
June 30, 3–5pm – Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/95368205858
July 21, 2–4pm – Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/93854724062
August 30, 10am–12pm – Zoom Link: <https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/99188500080
September 29, 1–3pm
October 29, 11am–1pm
November 22, 1–3pm
December 21, 10am–12pm