Citing Costs, California Gov. Gavin Newsom Nixes Child Welfare Reforms, Signs on to Juvenile Bill of Rights
Read The Imprint’s round-up of child welfare and juvenile justice-related legislation signed and vetoed by California’s Democratic governor.
Billing Parents for Their Children’s Foster Care? One California Lawmaker Says No
California parents fighting to reunify with their kids in foster care face an arduous path. They must appear at numerous court hearings, complete hours of classes, and attend all scheduled visitations — often while finding housing, separating from abusive partners and kicking drug habits.
California Juvenile Justice Bills Head to Governor’s Desk
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon decide on a sweeping plan to curtail the use of probation supervision, a new bill of rights for youth in juvenile detention and limits on how police can interrogate minors.
California Lawmaker Has an Edge on His Colleagues: His Child Welfare Experience
Los Angeles Assemblymember Isaac Bryan has emerged as a leader on child welfare issues in Sacramento.
California Invests in Higher Education in Prisons and Juvenile Halls
California Assembly Bill 417 would expand college opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, if signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
L.A. County Moves to Reduce Hidden Costs of Incarceration
Following impassioned testimony from more than a dozen advocates for incarcerated people and their families, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to come up with a plan that would ban expensive collect calls and markups on commissary items in jails and juvenile detention facilities.
In Historic Move, California Shutters Its Once-Notorious Youth Prison System
With coffers strained by a recession and under pressure to reform deeply flawed criminal justice systems, California Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down a prison system that once held more than 10,000 youth under often-inhumane conditions.
California Juvenile Justice Bills Sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Desk
California Lawmakers Pass Pandemic Protections for Foster Youth