Formed in 2017 by AB 97 (Ting, 2017), an act of the State Legislature, the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative was initially comprised of six cities, and has since been expanded to the following eleven cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda.
The Collaborative was established for a four year funding period ending June 30, 2021. The Collaborative was required to spend their state funds in accordance with the language in AB 97 (Ting, 2017). Funding was used for the following purposes:
Programs to address youth violence prevention and intervention in K-12 schools
Programs to promote and enhance the successful reentry of offenders into the community
Programs to address homeless outreach and intervention efforts
The Board of State and Community Corrections allocated $20,000,000 over the four year period. The funding shall be divided among the cities as well as community based organizations. AB 97 (Ting, 2017) mandated that at least 60 percent of the funding go to community based organizations to assist with violence prevention, intervention, and suppression activities as outlined above.
Just What is the
North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative?
Learn from the Chairman of the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative, Buena Park Police Chief Corey Sianez.
The Advisory Council
AB 97 (Ting, 2017) requires that an Advisory Council be established to govern the Collaborative and to prioritize the use of funds. Additionally, the Advisory Council is required to report to the Board of State and Community Corrections once per funding cycle on how the funds are being used as well as any relevant findings on the overall effectiveness of the Collaborative. Those annual reports can be found here. The Advisory Council consists of representatives from the following eleven cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda.