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Probation Department

7/24/2020

Los Angeles Will Restart Family Visits at Some of its Juvenile Probation Camps

Even as it faces a still-escalating coronavirus attack, Los Angeles County will reopen in-person family visits at four of its juvenile detention camps this weekend – an attempt to combat the heightened isolation young people locked up during the pandemic are experiencing.

5/12/2020

Judge Shoots Down Bid to Free Youth from Juvenile Detention During Pandemic

Even as the coronavirus continues to grow in juvenile halls, a Los Angeles County judge on Tuesday denied a bid to release scores of incarcerated youth in the midst of the deadly pandemic. 

5/7/2020

Two L.A. Youth Test Positive for the Coronavirus in Juvenile Halls

A scenario feared by parents and advocates for months came true Thursday, when two teenagers incarcerated in Los Angeles County juvenile halls were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus, just days after testing began for all new arrivals, officials said. 

4/15/2020

California Department of Justice Weighs in on Freeing Youth in Lockups

Just one day after advocates for juveniles locked up in Los Angeles County during the coronavirus pandemic appealed to the California Supreme Court for relief, the state’s top prosecutor has reminded local officials they can act more swiftly to release prisoners in perilous conditions.

3/18/2020

L.A.’s Probation Offices Close as Advocates Urge Department to Lower Use of Lockup

The Los Angeles County Probation Department announced on Tuesday that it would shutter all probation offices, close down juvenile detention facilities and consider ways to lower new entries in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

1/22/2020

Celebrated Plan to Transform Former Juvenile Detention Camp Hits Snag

Champions for a less punitive juvenile justice system in Los Angeles had high hopes for a pilot project that would transform an old juvenile detention camp into a voluntary vocational center for older youth.

    1/21/2020

    L.A. Board of Supervisor Candidates on the Issues: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Housing and Homelessness

    This week, The Imprint is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Ridley-Thomas is stepping down because of term limits, and a full slate of candidates is running to take his place on the board, representing more than 2 million residents across parts of South, Central and West L.A.,

    1/17/2020

    L.A. Board of Supervisor Candidates on the Issues: Closing Juvenile Halls

    This week, The Imprint is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Ridley-Thomas is stepping down because of term limits, and a full slate of candidates is running to take his place on the board, representing more than 2 million residents across parts of South, Central and West L.A.,

    11/20/2019

    Los Angeles Wants to Turn More Probation Officers into Social Workers

    Los Angeles County leaders want more probation officers to pursue social work degrees, and more social workers to pursue careers in probation. A motion approved by a 5-0 vote of the county’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered the study of a plan to incentivize the pursuit of social work degrees by probation staff, along with recommendations for recruiting more degree-holding social workers into the department.