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Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant County Plans

How to submit updated county plans by May 1st, 2024:

Submit an updated plan as a Word or PDF document by email to

OYCR is providing a Word document that counties can use as a template. This document is similar to the templates shared with counties in the past, but with some minor differences consistent with the needs of the AB 505 requirements.

We are requesting, where possible, Word document submissions because the plans must be remediated for ADA compliance prior to posting them and this process is simplified if we have access to the Word document. All plans will be posted as PDFs by OYCR, however we not are requesting you do not submit your updated JJRBG plan in a PDF.

SB 823 developed the Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant (JJRBG) to support counties in caring for youth who would otherwise have been eligible for DJJ. OYCR is committed to transparency around how plans are assessed and will also highlight counties that are successfully implementing best practices.

Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 1990, to be eligible for funding under the Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant (JJRBG) Program, counties must have submitted a plan to the Office of Youth and Community Restoration by January 1, 2022, and in subsequent years annually by May 1st.

A template of the 2024 Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant (JJRBG) plan can be found here or you can request a copy and support by emailing

Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 1995, the Office of Youth and Community Restoration has prepared a summary of the 2023 county plans here. According to Welf. & Inst. Code § 1995(e) as operative in 2023, counties were required to convene their subcommittee every third year to consider the plan and could submit the most recent plan regardless of changes. Some counties elected to convene their subcommittee and revise the plan, but many others did not, as permitted by the statute.