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Gov. Gavin Newsom

8/31/2022

California’s Historic Shuttering of State-run Youth Prisons is Moving Forward, But Remains Far From its Progressive Vision

As California's youth prisons close, each of the state's counties have submitted plans to house and rehabilitate youth closer to home.

California lawmaker Scott Wiener (D) introduced Senate Bill 107 to make the state a refuge for trans children seeking health care

8/22/2022

A Proposed Law Would Give Trans Youth Refuge in California

California legislators are poised to make their state a refuge for transgender youth seeking gender-affirming care and their families.

California Invests in Apprenticeships for Young Adults Leaving Foster Care and Probation

7/27/2022

California Invests in Apprenticeships for Young Adults Leaving Foster Care and Probation

Apprenticeships offer a pathway to stable careers, and California is supporting the expansion of programs for vulnerable young adults.

California Budget Plan Supports Shifting Youth from State Prisons to Juvenile Halls, Amid Opposition

6/27/2022

California Budget Plan Supports Shifting Youth from State Prisons to Juvenile Halls, Amid Opposition

California's plan to close youth prisons includes investments in local juvenile halls, which critics say aren't rehabilitative or preventative.

4/18/2022

In California, First-Ever Task Force Envisions Reparations for Black Residents

California has embarked on the historic task of defining and distributing reparations to Black residents, an effort that has implications for the state's child welfare and youth justice systems.

Newsom, unions eye $50k bonuses for juvenile prison workers

3/11/2022

California Governor, Unions Eye $50k Bonuses for Juvenile Prison Workers

As California prepares to close its youth prisons, workers for the Division of Juvenile Justice could receive up to $50,000 bonuses to stay on the job until then.

    Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing

    3/9/2022

    Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing

    Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California to its goal of eliminating youth prisons and shifting resources to healing.

    California Governor Proposes Robust Safety Net Investments, New Foster Youth Tax Credit

    1/10/2022

    California Governor Proposes Robust Safety Net Investments, New Foster Youth Tax Credit

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a multibillion-dollar budget, which includes safety-net investments and a foster youth tax credit.

    Bay Area’s latest guaranteed income program

    12/1/2021

    The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month

    South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.