1. AIDS Drug Assistance Program Feasibility Study. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Department of Corrections report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature by December 1, 2000, regarding the feasibility and potential cost-effectiveness of enrolling CDC inmates and parolees in the state Department of Health Services AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
2. Parole Outpatient Clinics. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Bureau of State Audits (BSA) conduct a review of the Parole Outpatient Clinics (POCs) operated by the California Department of Corrections (CDC). The review shall examine, among other issues, which offenders being released on parole should appropriately be referred to POCs for assessment and treatment, including the appropriateness of the referral and continued inclusion on the POC caseload of offenders who do not have a diagnosed serious mental disorder, who do not exhibit signs of serious mental illness, and who are not deemed to pose a high risk to the public of committing violent sex crimes.
The BSA review shall further examine the opportunity for redirecting any POC resources not needed for offenders who are now inappropriately referred to POCs, and thus should be phased out of the POC caseload, to provide enhanced and more intensive treatment services for parolees who should appropriately receive treatment at POCs.
The BSA shall further review whether state funding and staffing for POCs should be adjusted annually on a caseload-driven basis, in keeping with future changes in the population of mentally ill parolees requiring such services, and shall recommend an appropriate method for making such adjustments as a part of the budget process.
The BSA shall submit its report to the Legislature and Governor on these matters by January 1, 2001.
3. Armed Post Training. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Department of Corrections (CDC) evaluate the necessity of continuing beyond the 2000-01 fiscal year the newly established training standards for correctional gun officers consisting of monthly range qualification and training. In evaluating the need for monthly qualification of gun officers, the CDC shall review whether a less frequent interval than monthly range qualification is sufficient to achieve the appropriate level of training for CDC officers. In so doing, the CDC shall examine the range performance of its officers under the monthly standard as compared to its prior quarterly standard. The CDC shall also compare the sufficiency and effectiveness of the CDC standards with the sufficiency and effectiveness of the range qualification standards implemented by other appropriate correctional, security, and military agencies. The CDC shall submit a report on the result of its evaluation to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committees of both houses by March 1, 2001.
4. Office of Internal Affairs Issue. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Department of Corrections (CDC) report to the Legislature by December 1, 2000, concerning its conduct of internal affairs investigations subject to the provisions of Chapter 806, Statutes of 1999 (SB 377, Polanco) relating to retaliation-based complaints of alleged employee misconduct. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: the number of such complaints and the disposition of such complaints, including the transfer of any such cases to the Office of the Inspector General, from the effective date of the bill (January 1, 1999) to date; the projected workload for investigating such cases in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 fiscal years based on the trends reported to date, including the number of such cases and the average number of investigative hours to dispose of each case; and the projected staffing and funding adjustments needed in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 fiscal years to appropriately budget for CDC's handling of such cases. The report shall be provided to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature.
5. Special Repair Projects. The department shall prepare a post-audit report for the 2000-01 budget year detailing the expenditure of the $10 million in special repair funds provided under this item, and submit it to the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Chair of the Budget Committee of both houses by October 1, 2001 and each October 1 thereafter. The report shall identify each project including location, cost, scope, schedule, whether the work was bid or undertaken by department staff or inmate day labor, and progress toward completion. The department shall also report on the procedure used to prioritize special repair projects, including considerations for cost, fire/life safety issues, and other critical factors.
1. 7(k) Training Program Audits. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Commission on Correctional Peace Officers' Standards and Training conduct audits of the "7(k)" training program including, but not limited to, the following matters: an examination of whether the additional state-paid hours are actually being used for training and the reasons if pay is being provided without the occurrence of training; a review of whether the training courses offered under the 7(k) agreement meet commission standards, are appropriate for the correctional or parole units and the particular staff members attending them, and are scheduled in an appropriate fashion; and an examination of the process by which 7(k) training courses are designed, approved, implemented, and evaluated. The commission shall provide recommendations for improvement of 7(k) training programs if any are warranted, as well as an appropriate approach for ongoing monitoring to ensure that this training adheres to commission training standards. The commission shall accomplish this audit by examining what it deems to be a representative sample of adult prisons, Youth Authority facilities, and parole units. A preliminary report on the status of the audit shall be reported by December 1, 2000, the audit findings in regard to Youth Authority facilities and parole operations shall be reported by December 1, 2001, and the audit findings in regard to the California Department of Corrections' prisons and parole operations by December 1, 2002, to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature.
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