California Supreme Court Upholds Law That Keeps Youth Under 16 Out of Adult Court
California Justices Hear Challenge to Law Keeping Young Teens Out of Adult Court
California Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System
California Proposal Would Limit Teens’ Transfer to Adult Jails
Under legislation moving through the California Senate, teenagers who turn 18 and would otherwise be moved to adult jails could remain in juvenile facilities – a shift described as a protective measure against the deadly spread of coronavirus.
Preventing California from Overcharging Youths into Adult Court
California has taken dramatic steps over the past several years to reduce the transfer of juveniles into adult court system, ensuring that more young people accused of crimes can benefit from rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
California Passes Bill Banning Transfer of Juveniles Under 16
The California legislature has passed a bill that prevents juveniles 15 or younger from being transferred into adult court for any crime, a dramatic turnaround in a state that used to give wide discretion to prosecutors in seeking adult time for youths.
Bill Would Prohibit California from Sending Youth Under 16 to Adult Courts
A violent riot broke out in the yard on Michael Mendoza’s very first day in a state prison — a stark wake-up call to his new reality. At age 15, Mendoza had been tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
Gov. Brown Eyes Two Ways to Keep Young Californians Out of Adult Prisons
After a plan to create a new young adult prison system in California failed last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is moving forward with two proposals to serve more juveniles and some young adults in the state’s juvenile prisons.
California Supreme Court: Law Barring Direct File of Juveniles Is Retroactive
The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a recent ballot initiative aimed at preventing the transfer of juveniles into the adult justice system could be applied retroactively to pending court cases.