Recidivism Reduction Fund Court Grant Program

Program Overview and Purpose

As part of the Budget Act of 2014, the Legislature allocated $15 million from the Recidivism Reduction Fund (RRF) for a competitive grant program to be administered by the Judicial Council of California. The funds are designated for courts to use in the administration and operation of programs and practices known to reduce offender recidivism and enhance public safety, including the use of validated risk and needs assessments, other evidence-based practices, and programs that specifically address the needs of mentally ill and drug-addicted offenders.

Recidivism Reduction Funds supported the operation of 20 collaborative courts and 11 pretrial programs. RRF funding also provided an opportunity, in FY 2015-16, for 8 courts to conduct local training and technical assistance programs related to recidivism reduction.

Map of California RRF grant awards
With three rounds of grants made in April, July and November of 2015, a total of 36 courts and their criminal justice partners operated Recidivism Reduction Fund projects in either the pretrial or collaborative courts category and/or received training and technical assistance.

Summary of RRF Awards

Recidivism Reduction Fund Resources