A selection of The Imprint’s most impactful stories from the past year
In 2022, Imprint reporters told the stories of several of the leaders on the front line of youth justice reform in California.
Sylvia A. Harvey profiled Hattie Tate, an Oakland educator that for years has fought to reconnect youth coming back to school after being locked up. Harvey interviewed Contra Costra County District Attorney Diana Becton about her Reimagine Youth Justice Task Force and her plans to get prosecutors to think differently when it comes to kids, and talked to Fresh Lifelines for Youth CEO Ali Knight about how his own family’s challenges inform his approach to supporting system-involved youth.
The state of California will soon shutter its remaining youth prisons, and shift its role in the juvenile justice system from one of punishment to healing. Julie Reynolds and Jeremy Loudenback covered the woman tapped to oversee this historic transformation, former juvenile court judge Katherine Lucero.