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Inventory of the Records of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Agency History
  • Scope and Content
  • Accruals
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Records
    Dates: 1979-1998
    Collection number: R232
    Creator: Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, California State Agency
    Collection Size: 24 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The records of the California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) consist of twenty-four cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Agency's administration of the Department of Corrections, Youth Authority, Board of Prison Terms, Youthful Offender Parole Board, Institutional Review Board, Board of Corrections, Correctional Industries Commission, and the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority. The records date from 1979-1998.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

    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], Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Records, R232.[series number], [box and folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition and Custodial History

    The State Archives received these records in a series of transfers according to state law.

    Agency History

    The Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) was created in 1979 as a result of Chapter 1252 (Statutes of 1977) and the Governor's Reorganization Plan #3 of 1979 (Statutes of 1980) for the purpose of providing communication, coordination, budget and policy direction for the Department of Corrections, Department of the Youth Authority, Board of Prison Terms, Youthful Offender Parole Board, Institutional Review Board, Board of Corrections, Correctional Industries Commission, and the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority. YACA was headed by an Agency Secretary who reported to the Governor. The Secretary also acted as the chairperson of the Board of Corrections (Governor's Budget, 1980-1981).
    Effective July 1, 2005, the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency and all of the entities that previously reported to the Agency, were consolidated into the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) (Chapter 10, Statutes of 2005; Governor's Reorganization Plan #1 of 2005, Statutes of 2005).
    Researcher note: This guide describes only the records sent to the California State Archives from the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency between 1979 and 1998. From 1961 to 1968, there existed a Youth and Adult Corrections Agency (Chapter 2037, Statutes of 1961) with a similar structure and scope as the agency described in this guide. However, no records were sent to the California State Archives from that agency. Researchers may be able to find records relating to the 1961-1968 YACA by reviewing the records of subordinate agencies such as Department of Corrections or the Youth Authority from that time period.

    Scope and Content

    The records of the California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) consist of twenty-four cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Agency's administration of the Department of Corrections, Youth Authority, Board of Prison Terms, Youthful Offender Parole Board, Institutional Review Board, Board of Corrections, Correctional Industries Commission, and the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority. The records date from 1979-1998. The records are organized into nine record series: Bill Files, Correspondence, California Stop Crime Coalition (CSCC) Files, Immigration Files, Proposed Legislation Files, Executive Subject Files, Facility Construction Files, Litigation Files, and Department Subject Files.
    First and foremost, this record group presents an overview of the general running of the executive office of a superagency as reflected in the Bill Files, Correspondence, Proposed Legislation Files, Executive Subject Files, and Department Subject Files. However, it also reflects the interests of the specific executives in charge; both Undersecretary Rod Blonien and, later, Secretary Joe Sandoval were heavily involved in the California Stop Crime Coalition (CSCC). Finally, the YACA records provide insight into the cultural attitude toward crime and corrections of the time period; YACA and its subordinate agencies were responsible for the safety and welfare of not only California's residents, but for California's prisoners as well. The most frequently recurring subjects found throughout all of the series include immigration, substance abuse, humane treatment of prisoners, rehabilitation of criminals, prison overcrowding, correctional facility construction, mandatory sentencing, parole, and crime prevention.

    Accruals

    No further accruals are expected.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California. Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
    Prisons - California
    Crime prevention - California