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California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year

9/17/2021

California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year

California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.

9/16/2021

State Agency Declares L.A.’s Juvenile Halls ‘Unsuitable for Confinement of Minors’

On Thursday, the California Board of State and Community Corrections found L.A. County’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall and Central Juvenile Hall out of compliance with state regulations. Photo by Jeremy Loudenback
Nine months after the state sued Los Angeles County over conditions for incarcerated youth, a California regulatory agency has determined that the county’s juvenile halls are “presently unsuitable for the confinement of minors.” 

Human Rights Campaign Highlights LGBTQ-Affirming Care for Youth Nationwide

9/16/2021

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Highlights LGBTQ-Affirming Care for Youth Nationwide

Leading LGBTQ civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently released its 2021 Change-Makers Report.

Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention

9/15/2021

Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand therapeutic approaches to juvenile detention Wednesday, which includes mentorship, restorative justice programs and more time outdoors.

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Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

9/15/2021

Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

Lexie Grüber-Pérez, a former foster youth and advocate for her peers, is an advisor to the Biden administration's child welfare leadership team.

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

9/15/2021

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

With the threat of a recall behind him, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has significant child welfare and juvenile justice bills he'll need to decide on by Oct. 10.

North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old

9/15/2021

North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old

Six- and 7-year-olds accused of committing felonies in North Carolina will no longer be prosecuted in criminal court under a juvenile justice bill Gov. Roy Cooper signed on Aug. 30.

New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled

9/15/2021

New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled

In Rhode Island, a parent’s disability can no longer be the sole basis to deny or restrict their rights in matters involving a child's welfare.

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Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money

9/14/2021

Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money for Community-Based Family Services

Saying efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect are "tragically underfunded," two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into addressing the problem.