California Division of Juvenile Justice

State’s juvenile prison workers score $50,000 bonuses


Juvenile Prison Workers in California Score $50,000 Bonuses

As California dismantles its youth prison system, the governor and unions strike a deal to pay out retention bonuses capping at $50,000.

L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration


L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration 

Youth in Los Angeles County shouldn't be imprisoned, they deserve to be invested in, write Tommy Morris and Julio Marcial.

Newsom, unions eye $50k bonuses for juvenile prison workers


California Governor, Unions Eye $50k Bonuses for Juvenile Prison Workers

As California prepares to close its youth prisons, workers for the Division of Juvenile Justice could receive up to $50,000 bonuses to stay on the job until then.

Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing


Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing

Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California to its goal of eliminating youth prisons and shifting resources to healing.


New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Some Los Angeles County residents are opposing plans to move young offenders to nearby camps for rehabilitation as the Division of Juvenile Justice youth prisons close.


Plans to House Youth Offenders Stir Controversy in L.A. County

Residents in the far reaches of Los Angeles County are fighting to block dozens of youthful offenders from being sent to nearby secure detention camps — a key component of statewide reforms to shut down California’s juvenile prisons.

    California's youth prisons like the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility will close, leaving plans to house incarcerated youth to counties.


    California Counties Develop Local Plans as State Youth Prisons Close

    California’s Division of Juvenile Justice stopped admissions this month and now counties are developing plans to house and rehabilitate incarcerated youth.

    California's youth prisons will close by 2023.


    Sound Off: California’s Youth Prison Closures

    Juvenile justice advocates sound off on California's plan to close youth prisons and develop the Office of Youth and Community Restoration.

    California's youth prisons will close by 2023.


    COVID-19 Prevention Measures Lacking in California Youth Prisons

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