Humboldt County


Despite Controversy, Kamala Harris Made Youth Justice a Priority in California

Back in 2015, when serving as the attorney general of California, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris decided to make justice for children a priority of her office’s work.


Humboldt County to Overhaul its Child Abuse Reporting System After Settlement with California Attorney General

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services and Sheriff’s Office must make immediate changes to the way that the county reports and investigates incidents of child abuse and neglect, according to the terms of a settlement with the California Attorney General that was released on Thursday.


California Bureau of Children’s Justice Launches Five Investigations

More than a year after creating the Bureau of Children’s Justice, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced five investigations across the state, including examining how counties report child abuse, excessive force at juvenile detention centers, the actions of school police and school discipline practices for special education students.

Rochelle Trochtenberg


Former Foster Youth Leads California Ombudsperson Office

At the end of March, Rochelle Trochtenberg began her new job as California’s new foster care ombudsperson, the first time a former foster youth has held the post. The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of foster youth.

Judge Richard Blake, Hoopa Tribe


In Humboldt County, Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Leads Effort to Keep Kids in School

When the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District in northern California asked Judge Richard Blake to speak at the graduation ceremony at Hoopa Valley High, the district’s high school, he accepted the invitation under one condition.