Los Angeles County
Notorious Los Angeles Children’s Shelter Was Once a ‘House of Horrors,’ Lawsuit Alleges
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
In its initial budget, Los Angeles County is pledging nearly $16 million next year to provide paying jobs and internships to young people.
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.
After Statewide Reform, L.A. County Will Rely on Camps, Not Juvenile Halls
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
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
Juvenile Court Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California to its goal of eliminating youth prisons and shifting resources to healing.
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.