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juvenile justice

11/2/2022

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.

Records Show Abuse in New York Detention Center Where Teen Died

11/1/2022

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’

9/13/2022

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.

Former Foster Youth Lack Adequate Access to Affordable Housing

8/29/2022

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

8/18/2022

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.

Youth Services Insider

5/5/2022

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).

    Youth Services Insider
    In Utah, Three Youth-focused Laws Go Into Effect

    5/2/2022

    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

    4/20/2022

    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.

    Youth Services Insider

    1/26/2022

    Edgar Cahn, Pioneer of Time Banking, Passes Away

    Edgar Cahn, who built one of D.C.’s first juvenile diversion programs around his concept of “time banking,” has passed away at the age of 86.