Prop. 57 Wins at Ballot Box: California Voters Pass Measure to Keep Youth Out of Adult Courts
On Tuesday, California voters signed off on a ballot measure that will reform some of its criminal sentencing policies, including overturning a law that has led to the prosecution of thousands of youth in adult courts since 2003.
On Direct Filing Juveniles in California, Los Angeles is a Major Outlier
As Youth Services Insider reported last week, recent California research suggests that a race gap has grown into a race crater when it comes to the direct filing of juvenile cases in adult court.
In California, Race Gap Widens to Race Crater on Juvenile Transfer Policy
A true measure of racial disparity in the juvenile justice system compares the outcomes, at any or many points, for youths of a different race who’ve been accused of the same offense.
At 10 Years Old, Campaign for Youth Justice Has Had Clear Impact
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Campaign for Youth Justice, an organization founded by Liz Ryan with help from the Public Welfare Foundation to directly take on the use of adult courts to prosecute juvenile offenders.