Northern California Probation Officer Sexually Abused Children, Lawsuit Alleges
A probation officer sexually abused children for years, according to 11 lawsuits filed against the California county where he once worked.
A Mixed Message on Juvenile Justice from Governor Newsom
On September 29, California Governor Newsom (D) took two critical but contradictory actions on behalf of youth offenders. He signed The Youth Bill of Rights, AB 2417, which makes it a law that all kids who end up in any of our juvenile facilities should live in safe, healthy, and clean conditions.
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.
California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year
California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.
California Weighs Plan to Shrink Probation Supervision Terms for Youth
As the state continues to shrink its juvenile justice system, a bill before the California State Legislature would limit probation supervision to six months for most youth arrested by police, regardless of the offense committed.
California Leaders Grapple with How to Keep Troubled Youth From Being Sent Out of State
Los Angeles CASA Leader Departs to Head New Probation Oversight Effort
Wendelyn Julien, the CEO of Los Angeles County’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates program, is stepping down from her position at the end of the month after she was chosen to lead a new local office that will oversee the Probation Department.
Los Angeles County Weighs a Transformative Model for Youth Justice
Last year, Los Angeles County supervisors called on a panel of judges, prosecutors, public defenders and youth advocates to reimagine a juvenile justice system and report back. Now, the results are in, and the 150-member group is calling for an entirely new approach: Instead of surveillance and incarceration, teams of counselors, mediators and community members would help respond to crises and guide youth who commit crimes toward restorative justice and job opportunities.