Santa Clara County
California Foster Youth Must Make UBI Payments Work Along With Other Public Assistance
In July, California created the first statewide UBI, with monthly payments to former foster youth. Lawmakers and advocates are working to ensure the payments don't hinder other forms of public assistance.
California Approves First State-Guaranteed Income For Foster Youth
In a historic move to support young adults raised by the government, a monthly check of up to $1,000 — with no restrictions and no strings attached — will be sent to thousands of California foster youth once they leave the state’s custody, guaranteeing them the first statewide universal basic income.
California’s Foster Youth UBI Bill Moves Forward, Bolstered By Promising Results from Similar Local Program
A bill moving through the state Legislature aims to bring the same guaranteed monthly income, or UBI, to former foster youth statewide.
California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care
In the midst of a brutal pandemic and tanking economy, one California county is taking a lead from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in an effort to help former foster youth: universal basic income, no-strings-attached payments to help keep their lives stable in turbulent times.
Juvenile Justice Systems Wrestle with How to Shrink the Number of Youth in Lock-Up as Pandemic Intensifies
After advocates pressed Los Angeles County health officials, the Department of Public Health will now inspect juvenile detention facilities administered by the county’s Probation Department. As health concerns for youth in detention mount, advocates in L.A.
New Federal Law Could Mean Cuts for California’s Child Welfare Systems
Layoffs and spending cuts could be on the horizon for some of California’s largest county child welfare systems amidst a major shift in how the federal government finances child welfare. Earlier this month, a delegation of California county child welfare directors departed Washington, D.C.,
Landmark Juvenile Justice Reform Challenged by California DAs
Several California district attorneys have launched an effort to roll back a landmark juvenile justice reform in California, a fight that both sides expect will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court of California.
Google and 49ers Sow $2.4 Million Investment into Youth Justice Reform in California
The philanthropic arm of Google and the San Francisco 49ers football club are giving $2.35 million to the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) to support the California Youth Justice Initiative, a comprehensive juvenile justice reform effort in Santa Clara County, California.
California Governor Signs Off on Sweeping Juvenile Justice Legislation
Just hours before the end of this year’s legislative session, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law several far-reaching juvenile justice bills. Brown endorsed a bill that will prevent the transfer of 14- and 15-year-olds into adult criminal court; provide internet access for youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system; bar children ages 11 and younger from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court; and limit the amount of time youth who are deemed mentally incompetent can spend in juvenile halls, among other legislation.