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Funding Public Safety Realignment
Mia Bird and Joseph Hayes

November 2013

Full Report
[PDF, 431K]

Technical Appendix
[PDF, 260K]

California has transferred significant authority—and funds—from the state to the counties to manage lower-level felon populations. This report describes how these funding allocations have evolved and proposes a new funding model, with special attention to county characteristics and incentives for reducing recidivism.