Gabriel, Oscar and Tyrone Struggle to Escape Juvenile Past through ‘Everyday Desistance’
When we first meet Gabriel, the 24-year-old from South Los Angeles seems to have turned a corner. After cycling through the juvenile justice system for much of his teenage years — including a six-month stay at a juvenile hall — the one-time gangbanger and drug dealer now has a well-paying job and a happy marriage.
Rights Relinquished: How 25 Hours Became 21 Years for Jerome Dixon
A California bill seeks to protect the rights of minors in high-pressure interrogation situations during criminal investigations. On July 25th, 1990, the course of Jerome Dixon’s life changed forever. After 25 hours of interrogation, the then 17-year-old Oakland youth would find himself sentenced to decades in prison.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #9: Ensure Re-Entry Provision in Extended Foster Care
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
Focus on the Figures: Re-Entry into Foster Care
Every other week, The Imprint features one key indicator from Kidsdata.org, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well-being of children across California. This installment of “Focus on the Figures” examines the rate at which youths return to foster care after an attempt at family reunification.