From left, Lerontae Trahan, Llijah Turner, Terrick Bakhit and Matt Bakhit relax and play video games in Spring Valley, California, September 24, 2014. All former foster youth, they spend a lot of time together and serve as a mutual support system. Terrick Bakhit is a former foster child who’s struggled to make his way as an adult. He spent his 18th birthday incarcerated after a three-minute joyride in his group home van, so is unable to take advantage of AB12 – California legislation that gives assistance to foster youth as they transition into adulthood.
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The bill would require minors ages 17 and younger to receive counsel from an attorney before they are interrogated by police. http://bit.ly/3WQaGSj #juvenilejustice