A Mixed Message on Juvenile Justice from Governor Newsom
On September 29, California Governor Newsom (D) took two critical but contradictory actions on behalf of youth offenders. He signed The Youth Bill of Rights, AB 2417, which makes it a law that all kids who end up in any of our juvenile facilities should live in safe, healthy, and clean conditions.
Teenager Dies in New York Juvenile Detention Facility
A 19 year old held at the Capital District Juvenile Secure Detention Facility in Albany, New York, died while in custody last week.
Human Rights Watch Grades States on Children’s Rights: No ‘As’ or ‘Bs’. Most States Get ‘Ds’ and ‘Fs’
A new state-by-state analysis of how well America meets international standards on protecting its children gave low grades to every state.
California Law Should Protect Youth in Juvenile Justice Systems
California can make some extraordinary adjustments to the juvenile justice system to better serve our youth, writes Brittianna Robinson.
Youth Advocates Again Push Congress to Crack Down on ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry
Lawmakers and advocates for youth who have survived traumatic experiences in congregate care facilities say legislation is forthcoming.
Decarceration Advocate Liz Ryan to Lead Juvenile Justice for Biden Administration
Liz Ryan, the founder of Youth First Initiative and the Campaign for Youth Justice, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
In Utah, Three Youth-focused Laws Go Into Effect
In Utah, three state laws will soon take effect that focus on youth — two pertaining to juvenile justice and child welfare, and a third regarding mental health.
In Its Initial Budget, L.A. County Pledges to Invest in Youth Jobs
In its initial budget, Los Angeles County is pledging nearly $16 million next year to provide paying jobs and internships to young people.