OPEC Staff
Expanding the breadth of its oversight for criminal justice programs, the former Corrections Standards Authority has a new name, a new role and a new home in the State’s organizational chart.

Effective with the July 1 start of the new fiscal year, the authority is now known as the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). 

CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate continues in his role as chairman of the new 12-member policy-making board, although the organization now reports directly to the Governor and is no longer part of CDCR.

The BSCC will continue setting standards and auditing programs for the staffing and operation of local jails and juvenile facilities and will continue to oversee funding of local jail construction through Assembly Bill 900. 

The new board will expand its role as a source of research to identify best practices for criminal justice programs and will be responsible for administering federal grant money for juvenile justice programs that emphasize prevention of delinquency and gang violence.

The reorganization is the latest evolution of what began as the Board of Corrections in 1944 before being incorporated into CDCR as the Corrections Standards Authority in 2005.

Patricia Mazzilli, 53, of Stockton was appointed in May by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. as executive director of the Corrections Standards Authority. She had been chief probation officer for the San Joaquin County Probation Department since 2009, and had served in various positions since joining the department in 1985. Prior that she was a group counselor at the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter. She is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association.

Scott Frizzie, 48, of Elk Grove was recently named chief deputy director of BSCC. Frizzie had served in multiple positions at the California Emergency Management Agency since 2009. He also served in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Office of Planning and Research and Office of Criminal Justice. Previously, he served as a special consultant for the Judicial Council of California, senior counsel for the Assembly Judiciary Committee and staff attorney at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he earned his juris doctorate.

Last week, Gov. Brown made six appointments, which require Senate confirmation, to the board. They were:
·         Adele Arnold, 60, of Sonora.  Arnold has served as chief probation officer for Tuolumne County since 2009. She served in multiple positions for Siskiyou County from 1991 to 2009, including chief probation officer and probation officer. She was a court officer for Siskiyou County Child Protective Services from 1984 to 1991.

·         Leroy Baca, 70, of Monterey Park. Baca has been sheriff of Los Angeles County since 1998 and has served in the Sheriff’s Department since 1965. He earned a doctorate of public administration from the University of Southern California.

·         Dean Growdon, 41, of Susanville.  Growdon has been the sheriff-coroner for Lassen County since 2011. He has served in multiple positions in the Sheriff’s Department since 1994, including assistant sheriff, lieutenant, sergeant, deputy sheriff and correctional officer.
·         David Maggard, 49, of Irvine. Maggard has served as chief of police for Irvine since 2003 and was deputy police chief from 2002 to 2003. He served with the as the Manhattan Beach Police Department,  the Indio Police Department and the University of California police departments on the Berkeley and Irvine campuses. He earned a master of science degree in criminal justice from California State University, Long Beach.

·          Susan Mauriello, 58, of Aptos. Mauriello has been the county administrative officer for Santa Cruz County since 1989. She earned a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University Law School.

·         Linda Penner, 57, of Fresno. Penner has been chief probation officer with the Fresno County Probation Department since 2005, where she has served in multiple positions since 1977, including division director of adult probation, director of juvenile probation, probation services manager and deputy probation officer.

The first public meeting of the newly constituted board will be July 26 in Sacramento. 

More information about the BSCC is available at https://bscc.ca.gov/.