L.A. Supervisors Demand Plan to Help “Crossover Kids,” Young People Failed by Two Juvenile Systems
We know that, statistically speaking, kids who spend time in Los Angeles County’s foster care system — or any foster care system, for that matter — have worse outcomes when they reach adulthood than youth who’ve never wound up in the child dependency system at all.
Supes Choose a Team of Two to Lead L.A. County Probation: Terri McDonald and Sheila Mitchell
The Supes Choose A Probation Chief — Or Make That Two Chiefs The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have just announced their selection of not just one brand new Chief of Probation, but two.
Mitchell, McDonald Top Interview List for L.A. County Probation Chief
Former Santa Clara County Probation Chief Sheila Mitchell and former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jail reformer Terri McDonald are among a slate of five candidates who will be interviewed next week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to lead the county’s Probation Department.
Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids
Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are often undertrained and overwhelmed try to manage the severe behaviors that foster youth disproportionately exhibit, calling the police, for some, has become a go-to method for controlling kids.