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Los Angeles County

L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration

4/25/2022

L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration 

Youth in Los Angeles County shouldn't be imprisoned, they deserve to be invested in, write Tommy Morris and Julio Marcial.

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.

3/28/2022

Los Angeles County’s Ranking Supervisor Shares Child Welfare Insights

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s decades-long career in policymaking and public service has deep roots. Her parents met while both worked as county social workers. Sylvia Johnson, Mitchell’s mother, later worked as the warden of a California state prison and chief probation officer of Alameda County.

3/15/2022

After Statewide Reform, L.A. County Will Rely on Camps, Not Juvenile Halls

Camp Joseph Scott in Santa Clarita. Photo by Jeremy Loudenback
Dozens of Los Angeles County youth offenders who’ve been held in limbo in a juvenile hall devoid of necessary programming will soon be headed to rehabilitative camps in more remote areas, following a vote by county supervisors today.

Reduce the Number of CPS Families Required to Pay for Foster Care

3/15/2022

Reduce the Number of CPS Families Required to Pay for Foster Care

In California and other states, many parents must pay for their children’s stay in foster care. Based on evidence, the law should be abandoned, writes Jill Duerr Berrick for CalMatters.

Lawsuit Details a Dozen Years of Sexual Abuse Inside Now-Closed L.A. Youth Detention Facility

3/11/2022

Lawsuit Details a Dozen Years of Sexual Abuse Inside Now-closed L.A. Youth Detention Facility

In a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County, survivors of “predatory” county probation employees describe rapes and other sexual assaults at a juvenile detention facility over more than a decade.

Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing

3/9/2022

Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero Now Leads California’s Historic Migration from Punishment to Healing

Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California to its goal of eliminating youth prisons and shifting resources to healing.

Helping Formerly Incarcerated Women Keep Their Children

3/7/2022

What We Can Do To Help Formerly Incarcerated Women Keep Their Children

We can help formerly incarcerated women keep their children with holistic legal services and other support, writes Andi Mazingo.

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

3/2/2022

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

Los Angeles County leaders have approved a plan to expand housing options for young adults who’ve left the foster care system.