Thursday, February 11, 2016 The CSAC Bulletin
Administration of Justice
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San Diego County Names New Chief Probation Officer

Adolfo Gonzales, Chief of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, will become the next San Diego County Chief Probation Officer effective March 4. He will replace retiring Chief Probation Officer Mack Jenkins.

Mr. Gonzales brings to his new role, nearly four decades of law enforcement experience. He began his law enforcement career as a reserve officer with the San Diego Police Department in 1978 where he eventually rose to Assistant Chief. He also served as National City Police Chief for nine years prior to working in the District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Gonzales holds a master’s degree in education from San Diego State University and a doctorate of education in leadership science from the University of San Diego.

As Chief Probation Officer, Mr. Gonzales will manage a staff of approximately 1,200 employees.

Judicial Council’s Administrative Director Named to National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail

Martin Hoshino, Administrative Director of the Judicial Council of California, was named to a newly created, national task force charged with addressing the ongoing impact that court fines, fees and bail practices have on communities, especially economically disadvantaged, in California and across the United States.

The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices will comprise national judicial and legal leaders; legal advocates; policy makers from state, county, and municipal government; academics; and the public interest community. This effort will be led by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators.

Among other responsibilities, the task force will:
  • Draft model statutes, court rules, written policies, processes, and procedures for setting, collecting, and waiving court-imposed payments;
  • Compile and create suggested best practices for setting, processing, and codifying the collection of fines and fees and bail/bonds; and
  • Develop an online clearinghouse of information containing resources and best practices.

Video on Results First in: Fresno, Kern, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Counties

Four California counties started partnering with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in 2013; four counties – Fresno, Kern, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz – have used evidence-based policymaking to meet the challenges of the state’s criminal justice reforms. The shift in responsibility has set the precedent for counties to be innovative with the new population they are serving.

Tanja Heitman, Chief Probation Officer in Santa Barbara County, states “Results First gets the job done for us.” The initiative has been able to provide tools that help counties make decisions that are cost-effective and evidence-based.

WATCH: Results First in California.

Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Releases Request for Proposal for American Indian Programs

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced the release of the Request for Proposal for the American Indian Child Abuse Treatment (NA) Program and the one-time American Indian Child Abuse Treatment (XA) Program for 2015-2016. The purpose of the programs is to provide child abuse treatment services to American Indian child victims of crime in California.

The NA & XA Programs are supported with Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program funds. Approximately $375,000 is available for the NA Program for 2015-2016 for a grant period beginning April 1, 2016, and ending March 31, 2017. Approximately $1.2 million is available for the XA Program for 2015-2016 for a grant period beginning April 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2018. To receive funding through the NA or XA Programs, the application package must be received or postmarked by March 15, 2016.

The top-ranked eligible proposals will be funded through the NA Program. The next highest ranked proposals will be funded through the XA Program. All applicants must apply for the NA Program and budget for one, 12-month grant period. Applicants selected for funding through the XA Program will be required to revise their budgets to reflect one, 24-month grant period.

All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Claire Wimbley-Brown, Children’s Unit Program Specialist, via email at claire.wimbley-brown@caloes.ca.gov.

The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management/search-for-grants.