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
California Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System
California Judges Concerned About Quick Pace of Governor’s Plan to Close Youth Prisons
California Legislature Introduces Its Plan for the Closure of State’s Youth Prisons
Coronavirus’s Arrival in California Juvenile Lockup Sparks Concern
As the coronavirus has torn through California’s incarcerated population, nine young people locked up in one of the state’s youth prisons have tested positive for it — a worrisome sign for the Division of Juvenile Justice that has so far avoided the mass outbreaks of the adult prisons.
California Budget Deal Extends Millions of Dollars in Aid for Aging-out Foster Youth
Thousands of young adults in the California foster care system will receive additional financial support and housing help as they struggle to survive the recession and the coronavirus pandemic, under a budget deal this week between lawmakers and Democratic Gov.