youth justice

Stormy Lukasavage: Supporting Foster Youth in the Juvenile Justice System


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

Intern Stormy Lukasavage calls on the federal government to address the links between child welfare and youth justice involvement.


California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model

Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.


New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

After COVID, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges


After Quarantine, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges

As schools in California's Monterey Bay region have seen an uptick in student violence, some residents want police officers back on campus.

Families Saved Money After California County Nixed Youth Justice Fees


Florida Proposes End to Costly Juvenile Court Fees

A bipartisan group of Florida state lawmakers filed two companion bills that would prohibit juvenile court fees in the state.


Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize

The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.


    California Weighs Plan to Shrink Probation Supervision Terms for Youth

    As the state continues to shrink its juvenile justice system, a bill before the California State Legislature would limit probation supervision to six months for most youth arrested by police, regardless of the offense committed.


    Punitive Youth Justice Still Ignores Science in America, Report Says

    Although the population of youth locked up in America plunged by two-thirds between 2000 and 2018, the country stubbornly continues to lead the world with its rate of 60 per 100,000, according to a new report.


    Los Angeles District Attorney-Elect George Gascón Vows to Stop Prosecuting Juveniles as Adults

    While George Gascón campaigned on making law enforcement agencies more accountable to the community, he also shared a detailed juvenile justice platform. Photo: Jeremy Loudenback
    Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón — who last week unseated incumbent prosecutor Jackie Lacey to be top cop in America’s second largest city — has vowed to act on his campaign pledge: Gascón has stated he will not pursue death penalty convictions and will “immediately stop prosecuting children as adults.”