Across California, counties are jockeying for a share of $34.4 million in competitive state grants aimed at providing services for drug offenders released from state prisons under Proposition 47. But with the grant deadline just days away, OC appears to be behind the curve.
When California voters overwhelming passed the ballot initiative calling for the release of non-violent drug offenders from state prisons, they were told more than $100 million would be available for rehabilitation services. But the current budgeted amount is drastically less.
While officials up and down the state are positioning themselves to take advantage of grant money aimed at helping newly released nonviolent drug offenders stay clean and out of jail, Orange County officials have been missing in action.