Executive Board Meetings – Overview

**NOTICE** January 5, 2022, recent changes.  Monthly executive board meetings will be conducted by videoconference through March, consistent with Executive Order N-1-22 signed by Governor Newsom, which permits public boards to continue to conduct public meetings by videoconference through March 31, 2022.

The Board of Parole Hearings meets monthly in public to consider cases referred to the full Board for review. Cases the Board reviews at its monthly public meetings include parole suitability decisions referred by the Board’s Chief Counsel due to an alleged error of law or fact, or to consider new information that may impact a hearing panel’s decision. The Board also will review cases referred by the Governor and cases referred under California Penal Code section 1170. The Board may also consider requests for clemency for persons convicted of two or more felonies as well as proposed regulatory changes. In addition, presentations and training on a variety of parole-related issues is provided at the Board’s monthly meetings. Public comment and participation occurs at the monthly meetings. The Board usually meets on the third Monday and Tuesday of each month where the agenda is posted 10 calendar days in advance of that meeting.