What’s New

2016 CDAA Legislative Digest

The 2016 edition of the CDAA Legislative Digest is complete. Click here for the PDF. Thanks again to Santa Clara County DDA Kathy Storton, who has reviewed every bill signed by the Governor and each proposition passed by the voters to determine those applicable to the work of prosecutors, our law enforcement partners, and/or public safety.


CDAA’s Rebooted  TSRP Program

The Office of Traffic Safety is rebooting the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) program to better meet the needs of California prosecutors and law enforcement. Although TSRPs are no longer being utilized by CDAA, the TSRP program has never shut down and is moving forward. Creg Datig, while not an employee of CDAA, is acting as a temporary consultant for the TSRP program in order help agencies in need of assistance. He is a former CDAA TSRP Director, a retired Assistant District Attorney in Riverside County, and is uniquely qualified to consult with us on this project. All questions or concerns should be directed to Amanda Martin, CDAA Senior Attorney, (916) 930-3071.

CDAA and the Office of Traffic Safety are actively recruiting for a Senior TSRP to head the newly revitalized TSRP program. Click here for learn more about this position.


CDAA 2016–2017 Training Calendar

Click here for a PDF of the 2016–17 training and events calendar.


How Big of an Issue is Elder Abuse in California?

Here in California, Adult Protective Services (APS) receives as many as 10,000 reports of elder and dependent adult abuse per month, and reports are increasing. That’s an estimated 120,000 cases of reported elder and dependent adult abuse PER YEAR in California. What makes this number even more alarming it that for every case of abuse that is reported, four cases go unreported. That’s an astounding 600,000 incidents that were never reported.

For more information, click here.


See the Bills CDAA is Tracking

High Priority Bills – The most important bills on our radar
Active Bills – Those that are either currently moving through the Legislature, or have already been signed
Full Report – The largest report, this contains all bills being tracked by CDAA in the 2015-16 session, including those that have been killed or otherwise put on hold for the year

For each bill, you’ll see a brief description of the issue, the current location of the bill, and CDAA’s position. Once you’re viewing a particular report, clicking on the bill number will take you to a page with links to the language of the bill (including prior versions), all analyses that have been done by legislative committees, and any prior votes in committee or on the floor. Some bills will also have links to attached documents that we have uploaded – primarily letters of support or opposition. Right now that feature is only active on a few bills, but after this legislative year, that function will expand greatly. Clicking on the author’s name will take you to that member’s official website.


Important Information for John R. Justice Award Recipients

The award is exempt from income. Therefore, your student loan servicing agency, like American Education Services (AES), CANNOT receive payment for the award from JRJ or Bureau of Justice (BJA) and then file a 1099 with the IRS. Click here for a copy of a letter from the IRS citing 20 U.S.C. section 1087ee(a)(5): “(5)The amount of a loan, and interest on a loan, which is canceled under this section shall not be considered income for purposes of title 26.”