Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall

Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface


Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface

Los Angeles County has averted the closure of its two juvenile halls, but must address new problems that surfaced in a recent inspection.

New Jersey Court Weighs in on Lengthy Sentences for People Convicted in Their Youth


A Mother Terrified for Her Son in a Los Angeles Juvenile Jail During the Pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic tore across the globe, a Southern California mom spent her Sundays performing a special kind of devotion, visiting her youngest son in a juvenile jail. Taking time off from driving for DoorDash to travel the 50 miles from her home near Redondo Beach to Los Angeles County’s Barry J.


Los Angeles Probation Leaders Battle Over Treatment of Incarcerated Youth

At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission, tensions about how the county is implementing an alternative to solitary confinement in local juvenile detention centers boiled over during the questioning of a senior member of the Probation Department.


After Feds Leave, Pepper Spray Use Skyrockets Again in L.A.’s Juvenile Justice System

Just a few years after Los Angeles County exited a monitoring agreement with the Department of Justice, the county’s probation department has seen a return of rampant use of pepper spray in settling altercations and other misbehavior at juvenile detention facilities.


Incidents Involving Use of Force at Juvenile Halls in L.A. County Nearly Doubled in Seven Months

The number of cases involving staff use of force at Los Angeles County juvenile halls has risen over the past seven months, according to information presented at a meeting today of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission.