Gov. Gavin Newsom
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.
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
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
California's plan to close youth prisons includes investments in local juvenile halls, which critics say aren't rehabilitative or preventative.
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.
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
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
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a multibillion-dollar budget, which includes safety-net investments and a foster youth tax credit.