A Mixed Message on Juvenile Justice from Governor Newsom
On September 29, California Governor Newsom (D) took two critical but contradictory actions on behalf of youth offenders. He signed The Youth Bill of Rights, AB 2417, which makes it a law that all kids who end up in any of our juvenile facilities should live in safe, healthy, and clean conditions.
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.
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 Budget Offers Some Targeted Help for Foster Youth and Families
California Tax Surplus Could Mean Early Education Investments
Aided by a surprise tax surplus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced on Wednesday that his forthcoming budget would allow all 4-year-olds in the state to attend transitional kindergarten and would create college savings accounts for low-income first graders.
Stimulus Checks Approved for ‘Hungry and Hurting’ Californians
California will provide additional cash benefits to low-income residents battered by the pandemic — including working poor families, children and parents on welfare and undocumented immigrants who are elderly, blind or disabled.
As California Weathers the Pandemic, A Quiet Season for Child Welfare Bills
With the close of an abbreviated and narrowly focused legislative session amid the pandemic, some of the least fortunate and vulnerable Californians – those involved in child welfare cases – will receive only modest help in the coming year in the form of new legislation.
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