Violence Intervention Program
After Feds Leave, Pepper Spray Use Skyrockets Again in L.A.’s Juvenile Justice System
Just a few years after Los Angeles County exited a monitoring agreement with the Department of Justice, the county’s probation department has seen a return of rampant use of pepper spray in settling altercations and other misbehavior at juvenile detention facilities.
L.A. Supes to Consider a One-Stop Shop to Combat Family Violence
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering creating a “family justice center” to assist children in the county who have been involved with the foster care and juvenile justice systems as well others affected by domestic, sexual and interpersonal violence.
Board of Supes Urge Better Reproductive Health Care for Girls in L.A. Juvenile Camps
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a motion that would provide girls in the county’s system of juvenile detention camps with greater access to better personal hygiene items, an issue that was brought to light in a report from the Violence Intervention Program (VIP).