Office of Youth Diversion and Development
‘A Matter of Reproductive Justice’: L.A. Leaders Want to Stop Incarcerating Pregnant Youth
A motion at today’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting calls on county agencies and other stakeholders to develop a strategy to end the incarceration of pregnant youth. In 2017, 1,039 girls were booked into L.A.
Advocates Eager to Find Youth Development Funds in California’s Forecasted Cannabis Boom
With high rates of poverty among youth in Los Angeles, a new report prepared by civil rights advocacy group Advancement Project California called on the city to ramp up youth development efforts by drawing on revenue from legalized cannabis.
Q&A: Liberty Hill President Shane Goldsmith Talks Juvenile Justice and Alternatives to Incarceration
This month, Liberty Hill Foundation President Shane Goldsmith was awarded a $100,000 fellowship from the Durfee Foundation to focus on youth justice issues in the county. Goldsmith said she will use the money from the Stanton Fellowship to support the county’s nascent commitment to building a system of youth diversion.
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.
L.A. Leads in New Approach for Juveniles Who Have Committed Felonies
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ambitious plan for juvenile diversion that would create widespread opportunities for youth to avoid arrest for misdemeanors and some felony offenses.