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Los Angeles Partners with Foundations on $3.2 Million Venture to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency
On February 5, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark public-private partnership that will get a significant amount of county funding into the hands of community-based organizations focused on keeping kids out of the juvenile justice system by offering an array of much-needed services and opportunities.
L.A. Advocates Eye Two Paths to Fund Youth Development: Pot Tax, Police Cutbacks
Los Angeles has long lagged behind other major U.S. cities when it comes to youth development spending, especially when it comes to comparing city budgets. But now, between juvenile justice reform efforts at the county level and the planned legalization of recreational marijuana in the city, the floodgates to funding may be starting to open.
Advocacy Groups Urge Legislators to Ban Willful Defiance Suspensions
Suspended multiple times as a student, Juan Peña now fights to keep kids in class. As an organizer for Los Angeles advocacy group Youth Justice Coalition, he’s supporting legislation that would ban willful defiance suspensions in schools statewide.
In Trump Era, Foster Youth Plan to Fight for Medicaid, Other Policies
Current and former foster youth involved in youth-led advocacy organizations are taking action to push back on policy proposals made by President Donald Trump and Congress that they consider harmful, particularly the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.