Title: California Council on Criminal Justice Records,
Date (inclusive): 1968-74
California Council on Criminal Justice
California State Archives
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The California Council on Criminal Justice was created in 1967 (ch. 1661) by the state legislature in anticipation of Congressional
enactment of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, which was passed in 1968. In early 1969, the Council was designated
(Exec. Order R13-69) as the state agency responsible for the administration of funds available to California under this act
and for criminal justice planning statewide.
Major functions of the CCCJ included the development of a statewide criminal justice program, the administration of crime
study projects and research activities, providing assistance to local governments and other organizations in criminal justice
planning and the creation of grant proposals, the evaluation and approval of proposals for funding in the criminal justice
field, and the dissemination of information on criminal justice systems, model projects, and federal programs in criminal
justice and deliquency prevention.
In December 1973 (ch. 1047) the Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) was created and given the administrative and operations
functions previously exercised by the council. By the same act, the CCCJ was delegated as the supervisory body to review and
approve statewide criminal justice planning, establish priorities for the use of federal funds, and approve the expenditure
of monies allocated to California.