Los Angeles County Probation Commission
Los Angeles Probation Leaders Battle Over Treatment of Incarcerated Youth
At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission, tensions about how the county is implementing an alternative to solitary confinement in local juvenile detention centers boiled over during the questioning of a senior member of the Probation Department.
Scathing Report of Award-Winning Detention Camp Questions Progress of L.A. Juvenile Justice Reform
Campus Kilpatrick, the $53 million juvenile detention camp where Los Angeles County is spearheading its reform agenda, is facing scrutiny following a scathing report from a member of the probation department’s independent oversight commission.
Incidents Involving Use of Force at Juvenile Halls in L.A. County Nearly Doubled in Seven Months
The number of cases involving staff use of force at Los Angeles County juvenile halls has risen over the past seven months, according to information presented at a meeting today of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission.
Persons of Interest: L.A. County Advocates Eye Reformers for Top Probation Post
The Los Angeles County Probation Department has cycled through six probation chiefs in a decade. This time, juvenile-justice advocates hope the county will attract someone with a desire and capacity to oversee reform of the nation’s largest juvenile-justice system.