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Notice to Local Youth Detention Facilities – July 2024

Beginning July 1, 2024 (pursuant to SB823), the Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) will assume responsibility for federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) compliance monitoring programs from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). 

OYCR is the Designated State Agency for Title II Formula grants. Title II Formula grants and all related aspects, including Compliance Monitoring, will be transitioned from BSCC. Several links on this website will continue to redirect users to the BSCC website during this transition period.

For form and report submissions, please email them to with the pertaining subject. For example, for separation incident reports, you may follow the format “[Insert Facility] [Insert Date] Separation Incident Report.”

Youthful Offenders in Local Detention Facilities

The passage of Senate Bill 823 (SB 823) and the eventual closure of the state’s youth correctional facilities mean that local detention facilities may detain youthful offenders until they reach the age of full criminal responsibility (age 18) and in some cases, until the age of extended juvenile jurisdiction (age 25). OYCR understands that agencies may have questions about housing youthful offenders in local detention facilities and has provided the following resources. 

“Sight and Sound Separation” for Adult and Juvenile Populations in Local Juvenile Detention Facilities – Guidance and Separation Decision Tool – PDF

Status Offenders and Federal Youth (SOFY)

OYCR is California’s designated state agency responsible for monitoring compliance with the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The JJDPA is the only federal law focusing on improving juvenile justice systems, while shaping how states deliver juvenile justice to youth and their communities. 

Among its many key components, the JJDPA establishes federal minimum standards for the protection, safety, care, and treatment of all youth who have contact with juvenile justice systems. The OYCR uses three programs to monitor compliance of the Core Requirements;(1) Status Offender and Federal Youth (SOFY), (2) Minors in Detention, and (3) Minors in Court Holding Facilities. The SOFY program focuses on data collection and on-site inspection of juvenile facilities in the State of California. Program surveys, forms, helpful links, and SOFY resources are below.

2024 Status Offender and Federal Youth Survey

2024 Letter – PDF

2024 Annual Survey: Non-Delinquents Held in Juvenile Detention Facilities – Word | PDF


2024 Status Offender and Non Offender Detention Report

General Information – PDF

Form – PDF

Instructions – PDF


2024 Valid Court Order Exception Checklist

General Information – PDF

Form – PDF


2024 Federal Youth Detention Report

General Information – PDF

Form – PDF

Instructions – PDF


Separation Incident Report

Submit Separation Incident Report

Instructions – PDF


* OJJDP requires states that receive Title II awards to establish a State Advisory Group (SAG) to advise on Title II activities. As of June 2024, California’s State Advisory Group (SAG), which is the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP), membership is being renewed and redetermined. This Committee will also serve as the standing OYCR Executive Steering Committee to support policy and programs that improve outcomes for young people in the justice system.

OYCR’s page dedicated to SACJJDP is under construction. Until then, visitors can visit BSCC’s SACJJDP page to understand the committee’s role in Title II Grants.

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