The Proposition 47 Grant, administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), uses the savings generated by Proposition 47 to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, and misdemeanor diversion programs for people involved with the criminal justice system. Proposition 47 was a 2014 voter-approved initiative that reduced certain low-level felonies to misdemeanors. A second component of that legislation was for the state to reinvest a portion of the savings in offender mental health services and drug treatment.
For more information about the grant opportunity, please visit the BSCC Proposition 47 page.
The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) intends to apply for $6 million over a 38-month period.
HHSA's proposed project includes an expansion of Yolo County’s existing continuum of criminal justice diversion programs. Specifically, the project will apply the principles of restorative justice and trauma-informed care to provide wraparound services to individuals that are eligible for a diversion program, but are unlikely to succeed without intensive supports due to their history and current issues with mental health and/or substance use disorders. The proposed project components include:
- Outreach and assessment
- Criminal justice diversion
- Intensive case management and treatment
- Civil legal services
- Permanent housing assistance
You can read a more detailed draft proposal here.
On November 14th and 18th, HHSA convened two stakeholder meetings to solicit input regarding how Yolo County could best use Proposition 47 Grant funds.
On January 10th, 11th, and 12th, HHSA, in partnership with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office, hosted three community engagement meetings to again solicit input regarding how Yolo County could best use Proposition 47 Grant funds. All three meetings were live streamed and recorded.
- West Sacramento January 10th from 6 to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the West Sacramento Civic Center
- Davis, January 11th from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall
- Woodland, January 12th from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers
If you would like to provide input, please send an email to Prop47Grant@yolocounty.org.