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Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act

In 2001, the San Diego County Probation Department applied for and received state funding through the Schiff-Cardenas Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (now referred to as the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act, or JJCPA). Based on information compiled by a Technical Working Group, the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council recommended to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors that JJCPA funds be used to (1) continue existing and proven programs in which grant funds were expiring, and (2) augment existing and proven programs to meet the needs/gaps in the identified communities.

SANDAG worked with the San Diego County Probation Department to identify programs that would qualify for JJCPA funds. The programs currently receiving JJCPA funds include a prevention program (Community Assessment and WINGS Teams, or CAT), three treatment programs (Drug Court, which includes Substance Abuse Services, Breaking Cycles, and JFAST), and a supervision program (Truancy Supervision Program).

For the evaluation component, SANDAG staff collects information from local criminal justice records related to new offenses and compliance with probation conditions for all JJCPA participants and a baseline comparison group. Supplemental information, such as risk assessments and treatment intervention information, is collected for JJCPA participants only.

Project Manager

Grace Mino, Research Analyst II
Phone: (619) 699-6913, Email:

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