Division of Juvenile Justice
COVID Cases Triple in California Juvenile Prisons
COVID cases among California’s incarcerated youth have tripled since last week, and at least one youth recently was admitted to a community hospital after experiencing serious symptoms.
New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons
Juvenile Justice Realignment Lawsuit: California County Violating State’s Open Government Law
Legal advocates for California’s juvenile justice-involved youth have filed a lawsuit against Fresno County for not welcoming public input in developing local plans for youth justice.
Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand therapeutic approaches to juvenile detention Wednesday, which includes mentorship, restorative justice programs and more time outdoors.
It’s On All of Us: Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders
As California moves to close its youth prisons, it should invest in building youth leaders, writes Katarina Sayally.
Coronavirus Continues to Rise in California Youth Lockups
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 Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System