The purpose of the Corrections Standards Authority
as mandated in the California State Law (Welfare &
Institutions and Penal Codes) includes:
- Ensuring the establishment and continual
re-evaluation of minimum standards for local juvenile
and adult detention facilities, conducting "problem
solving" inspections of all local detention facilities
biennially, and reporting to the Legislature on the
results of those inspections.
- Reviewing the architectural plans
for construction and remodeling of all local detention
- Establishing recruitment, selection,
and training standards for all local corrections personnel
working in jails, juvenile detention facilities, or
- Administering federal and state
detention facility capital construction monies for
the construction or renovation of local detention
- Administering state-funded local
corrections at-risk and offender pilot, demonstration
and continuum of care programs.
- Conducting studies in crime and
penology and creating, upon its own initiative or
upon the request of the Governor, special commissions
to assist the Board in the study of crime.