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Julie Reynolds Martinez

Julie Reynolds Martinez is an investigative reporter who has covered youth violence and criminal justice since 2003. She co-produces the podcast Gray Area: a show about justice and redemption, which explores the gray areas of our concepts of justice. She can be reached at [email protected]

After COVID, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges

11/4/2021

After Quarantine, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges

As schools in California's Monterey Bay region have seen an uptick in student violence, some residents want police officers back on campus.

California Bill to Expand Higher Education in Prisons and Juvenile Halls is on Gov. Newsom’s Desk

9/28/2021

California Invests in Higher Education in Prisons and Juvenile Halls

California Assembly Bill 417 would expand college opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, if signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

9/9/2021

Stopping Gun Violence, One Youth at a Time

Programs like Ceasefire and Advance Peace are credited with keeping shooting numbers low in Salinas, California, even as violence has increased elsewhere in the state.

The Promise and Limits of Restorative Justice for Youth

8/12/2021

The Promise and Limits of Restorative Justice for Youth

Restorative justice is now a standard offering across the U.S., increasingly used by schools and law enforcement to divert low-level juvenile offenders from the criminal justice system.

Freedom Earned: Part 2 of Corey Glassman's story.

5/27/2021

Earning Freedom

Corey Glassman spent decades in adult prisons for a murder he committed as a teen. To earn back his freedom, both he and the juvenile justice system had to change.

Corey Glassman, a certified substance use disorder counselor, sits at his desk.

5/20/2021

Redemption Delayed

Corey Glassman of California was 16 years old when he murdered a fellow high school student. The changes he made that helped earn his freedom raise questions: How much do we as a society believe that violent young people are redeemable? Are they worth the risk of a second chance?

4/30/2021

A Progressive Community Grapples With the Reality of Juvenile Justice Reform

The small crowd carrying signs outside the county courthouse this week was classic funky Santa Cruz, folks milling about in T-shirts emblazoned with rasta and LGBTQ-themed logos, tie-dye and boho styles. But in this era of national protest over racial injustice, the protesters did not seek to reduce sentencing or end mass incarceration.