Chapter 3. California Community Corrections Performance Incentives - California Penal Code Section 1229

1229.  As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:
   (a) "Community corrections" means the placement of persons
convicted of a felony offense under probation supervision, mandatory
supervision, or postrelease community supervision for a specified
   (b) "Chief probation officer" or "CPO" means the chief probation
officer for the county or city and county in which an adult offender
is subject to probation for the conviction of a felony offense.
   (c) "Community corrections program" means a program established
pursuant to this act consisting of a system of services for felony
offenders under local supervision dedicated to all of the following
   (1) Enhancing public safety through the management and reduction
of offender risk while under local supervision and upon reentry from
jail or prison into the community.
   (2) Providing a range of supervision tools, sanctions, and
services applied to felony offenders subject to local supervision
based on a risk and needs assessment for the purpose of reducing
criminal conduct and promoting behavioral change that results in
reducing recidivism and promoting the successful reintegration of
offenders into the community.
   (3) Maximizing offender restitution, reconciliation, and
restorative services to victims of crime.
   (4) Holding offenders accountable for their criminal behaviors and
for successful compliance with applicable court orders and
conditions of supervision.
   (5) Improving public safety outcomes for persons subject to local
supervision for a felony offense, as measured by their successful
completion of the period of local supervision and the commensurate
reduction in the rate of offenders sent to prison as a result of a
revocation of supervision or conviction of a new crime.
   (d) "Evidence-based practices" refers to supervision policies,
procedures, programs, and practices demonstrated by scientific
research to reduce recidivism among individuals under local
   (e) "Local supervision" means the supervision of an adult felony
offender on probation, mandatory supervision, or postrelease
community supervision.
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