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Inventory of the California Council on Criminal Justice Records, 1968-74
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Council on Criminal Justice Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1968-74
    Inventory: F3869
    Creator: California Council on Criminal Justice
    Extent: 4.2 cf.

    see Arrangement and Description
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Council on Criminal Justice Records, F3869, California State Archives.

    Agency History

    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.