After Feds Leave, Pepper Spray Use Skyrockets Again in L.A.’s Juvenile Justice System
Just a few years after Los Angeles County exited a monitoring agreement with the Department of Justice, the county’s probation department has seen a return of rampant use of pepper spray in settling altercations and other misbehavior at juvenile detention facilities.
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.
Positive Youth Justice, Part Four: William F. James Ranch, Santa Clara County, Calif.
Last month, The Imprint began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development (PYD) framework.
Candidate for Powerful L.A. Board of Supes Sheila Kuehl Shares Thoughts on Child Welfare
With a sister who serves as a juvenile dependency court judge in Sacramento County, Sheila Kuehl has a different, maybe deeper, perspective on child welfare than most politicians. Peering into the dependency court system has allowed Kuehl, a candidate for Los Angeles County’s Third Supervisorial District, insight into one corner of child welfare chronically under immense strain.