Juvenile Justice and Climate Change: California Has a Chance to Confront Both
California faces crucial choices. The state can continue scrambling to address burgeoning climate-change crises while it spends $316,000 per youth per year to watch Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) inmates languish idly and suffer staggering recidivism, plus $90,000 annually per California Department of Corrections (CDCR) inmate for prisoners offered little rehabilitation.
Protecting Runaway Foster Youth: Without Warrants, What Comes Next?
At 15-years old, Sarah* had already moved between a handful of New York City’s foster care agencies. She was a victim of sex trafficking, an illicit industry that disproportionately targets children in the child welfare system.
North Dakota Plans for Rapid Response When Foster Youth are Charged with Crimes
North Dakota has struggled to track and support youth who get in trouble and are the subject of abuse and neglect investigations. This week, it announced a new venture to improve on that measure.
Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Again On Brink of Passage, or Collapse
A final push to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) before the midterm elections has passed through the House of Representatives and has now moved to the Senate for an attempt at unanimous consent this week.
Focus on the Figures: Gang Association, by Race
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In this installment, we look at gang affiliation by race, using data from across the state of California.
Focus on the Figures: Juvenile Felony Arrests, by Race
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In this installment, we examine the racial breakdown of juvenile felony arrest rate in California, perhaps the most diverse state in the union.
Senate Education Bill Moves to Floor with Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare Provisions
An education bill that moved through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on party lines today would require school systems to coordinate with child welfare systems and inform area parents about recent school discipline practices.