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Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface


Numerous Reforms, Little Time for Los Angeles County to Improve its Juvenile Detention Facilities

Los Angeles County’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall. Photo by Dominque Ross.
When Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath visited the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall last month, she witnessed up close the decrepit conditions and disorganization that has tied up state inspectors and outraged justice advocates.

More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth


Los Angeles County Renews Pledge to Stop Incarcerating Girls

LA County Supervisors voted unanimously to work toward ending the incarceration of girls, part of a national effort that's gaining momentum.


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.

Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface


Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface

Los Angeles County has averted the closure of its two juvenile halls, but must address new problems that surfaced in a recent inspection.

Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface


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.” 


Monterey County to Shrink Its New Juvenile Hall Amid Falling Incarceration Rates and Push for Police Reform

With the pandemic pounding government coffers and growing national protests over policing in communities of color, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that it will reduce the size of its soon-to-be constructed juvenile hall.


    California Proposal Would Limit Teens’ Transfer to Adult Jails

    Under legislation moving through the California Senate, teenagers who turn 18 and would otherwise be moved to adult jails could remain in juvenile facilities – a shift described as a protective measure against the deadly spread of coronavirus.


    Two L.A. Youth Test Positive for the Coronavirus in Juvenile Halls

    A scenario feared by parents and advocates for months came true Thursday, when two teenagers incarcerated in Los Angeles County juvenile halls were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus, just days after testing began for all new arrivals, officials said. 


    In the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis, Alameda County Must Rethink Its Youth Justice System

    Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that California was granting early release to 3,500 people in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus virus and protect corrections staff.