Los Angeles District Attorney Faces Resistance Over Justice Reforms
California Juvenile Justice Advocates Push Ballot Measure
Juvenile-justice advocates in California are making a concerted push to gather signatures for a ballot measure that could decrease the number of juveniles tried in adult courts. In January, Governor Jerry Brown introduced the initiative for the November ballot as a way to redress several longstanding criminal justice issues at both the adult and juvenile levels.
Sixteen States Have Shielded More Juveniles from Adult System Since 2011
Legislation in nearly one-third of states has passed since 2011 that prevent at least some juvenile offenders from involvement in the adult system, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ).