California Court Upholds Contested State Law that Keeps Youth Under 16 Out of Adult Prison
An appellate court in California has upheld the controversial 2018 law that prevents youth under the age of 16 from entering the adult criminal justice system. Since being signed into law in October 2018, district attorneys from a number of California counties have challenged Senate Bill 1391, arguing that it unconstitutionally amends Proposition 57, a 2016 ballot measure that gave judges the power to decide if a juvenile offender should be transferred to adult court.
5th Annual Solano Children, Youth & Families Policy Forum
Do you want to make a difference in our community? 1. Speak up for youth and families about issues affecting you and your community. 2. Educate your elected officials 3. Learn about projects going on and how you can get involved.