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.
In West, Drought Jeopardizes Resources for Kids
California’s record drought is driving a lot of change with public alarm matching the rising temperature. According to a recent poll, a record 94 percent of Californians “believe that the drought is serious, and one-third support mandatory rationing.”