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Florida Child Welfare Wants to Retake Control of Abuse and Neglect Investigations from Law Enforcement

Florida child welfare officials want to end the practice of sheriff’s offices conducting child welfare investigations in parts of the state. 


Oakland Schools Chart Course for Police-Free Future

Desiree McSwain-Mims at a Black Organizing Project rally on June 5, 2020. Photo by Ryan Sin
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Desiree McSwain-Mims got pegged a troublemaker in second grade.


‘Who Will Police Us from The Police?’

As a Black former foster youth who spent most of my youth in Los Angeles, I have seen how police brutality and racism is a constant struggle in Black people’s lives.


Hope Springs Infernal for Better Policing

Is it time to give up? In April, forced to spend all day inside, with too much time on my hands, this was the question that kept running through my brain.


Many Small L.A. County Police Departments Struggle to Investigate Child Abuse Referrals

Last week, an investigation by The Imprint revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had not investigated 4,000 serious cases of child abuse during 2018 and the first half of 2019.

Youth Role in Violence, Carjackings Overstated, the Sentencing Project Says


LAPD Pledges Immediate Audit of 4,000 Child Abuse Cases That Were Not Investigated

Swiftly following The Imprint‘s story this week exposing that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had not investigated 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse in 2018-19, a top officer with the department said that it has launched a review of those practices.

    Foundation Launches Initiative to ‘Disrupt’ Child Welfare


    New California Budget Sees Big Child Welfare Investments

    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a $200 billion budget last week that includes significant investments for the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, though many of those are on a one-time basis.

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    The Juvenile Segment of ProPublica’s “Walking While Black” Series

    Youth Services Insider highly recommends “Walking While Black,” a ProPublica series published this month about the thousands of pedestrian violation tickets issued to people in Jacksonville, Fla., over the past five years.


    Rights Relinquished: How 25 Hours Became 21 Years for Jerome Dixon

    A California bill seeks to protect the rights of minors in high-pressure interrogation situations during criminal investigations. On July 25th, 1990, the course of Jerome Dixon’s life changed forever. After 25 hours of interrogation, the then 17-year-old Oakland youth would find himself sentenced to decades in prison.